INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — Thirty two nominees have been announced for the 2018 Indianapolis Prize animal conservation award.
Six finalists will be selected from the group.
The finalists will all be honored at the Indianapolis Prize Gala presented by Cummins Inc. on Sept. 29, 2018. Five finalists will be awarded $10,000 and the 2018 Indianapolis Prize winner will receive a $250,000 award.
"The Indianapolis Prize elevates today’s leading conservationists by providing well-deserved recognition. This year's nominees have dedicated themselves to saving critically endangered species, putting science into action, transforming the improbable into the possible, and inspiring each and all of us to help save animals from extinction," said Dan Ashe, president, and CEO of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
"All of the nominees are extraordinary, I'm personally very fond of Carl Safina's work" DD
"Carl Safina, Ph.D. (The Safina Center) — Brought ocean conservation into the environmental mainstream by using science, art and literature to inspire a "sea ethic." Established a sustainable seafood program, connecting science-based criteria with consumers; led efforts to ban high-seas drift nets and reform federal fisheries laws. Finalist for the 2010, 2014 and 2016 Indianapolis Prize."