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Nominations Open for The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2016

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TOKYO & MONTREAL--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

With the aim to encourage positive action for biodiversity and inspire others by showcasing the notable work of those it honours, nominations are now invited for the MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2016. The call for nominations remains open from 15 February to 30 June 2016.

The MIDORI Prize, a biennial international prize co-organized by the AEON Environmental Foundation and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), honours three individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.

Established by the AEON Environmental Foundation during the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity, this year marks the fourth time that the MIDORI Prize is being awarded.

The Prize will be awarded at a special ceremony organized in conjunction with the thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the CBD in CancĂșn, Mexico, in December 2016. Following the Award Ceremony, the Winners' Forum will be held in Tokyo, Japan, in the same month of the year.

Nominations are invited from members of the public through the MIDORI Prize official website,
"The MIDORI Press" www.midoripress-aeon.net/.

For further information, please contact
AEON Environmental Foundation
midori@socioengine.co.jp

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