Press Release distributed on August 28, 2013 by the Indianapolis Prize.
True Heroes to Vie for Quarter of a Million Dollars in World’s Leading Award for Animal Conservation
Prize Officials Encourage People to Take Action as More Species are at Risk of Extinction
INDIANAPOLIS – Thirty-nine conservationists who have dedicated their lives to saving the Earth’s endangered species have been nominated to receive the biennial Indianapolis Prize, the world’s leading award for animal conservation. The winner of the Prize will receive an unrestricted $250,000 cash award and the Lilly Medal. Five other finalists will each receive $10,000.
The nominees’ work spans the globe and represents a broad range of species including chimpanzees, snow leopards, sea turtles, giant pandas, bats, swans and many more. An international Nominating Committee composed of renowned professional conservationists and local representatives reviews all nominations and selects six finalists, who will be revealed in the spring of 2014. The Prize Jury will then determine the winner, who will be announced in mid-2014 and honored at the next Indianapolis Prize Gala presented by Cummins Inc., to be held Sept. 27, 2014, in Indianapolis.'
Dr. Goodall is included among list of nominees.