2021 Pathfinder Award Call for Nominations

Pathfinder Award recognizes outstanding and innovative solutions for protected and conserved areas, developed and implemented by individuals, organisations or groups. The 2021 Award focuses on celebrating sites with innovative, integrated approaches to protected and conserved area management that successfully conserve nature while making development gains related to human health, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and sustainable land management. 

The award winners will receive a financial grant of US$ 10,000 and a plaque and certificate of achievement, promotion and visibility, and an invitation to the awards ceremonies. As the gatherings of the three Rio Conventions (CBD COP 15, UNFCCC COP 26 and UNCCD COP 15) are set to take place within 2021 and 2022, winners will be selected in three categories and presented during each of the conferences.

There are four categories of awards as follows:

  • Protected and conserved area solutions for innovative and outstanding conservation management practices that preserve human health 
  • Protected and conserved area solutions for innovative and outstanding use of technology for successful nature conservation 
  • Innovative Nature-based Solutions (NbS) for adaptation 
  • Protected and conserved area solutions that contribute to Land Degradation Neutrality

Deadline for nomination is 15 July 2021 – refer below for details.

All information are to found here.