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Equator Prize 2008

Equator Prize 2008
Application Deadline: 31 May 2008

The Equator Initiative is a partnership that brings together the United Nations, civil society, business, governments and communities to help build the capacity and raise the profile of grassroots efforts to reduce poverty through the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.

Prize winners receive worldwide recognition for their work as well as an opportunity to help shape national and global policy and practice in the field. Twenty-five community organisations will be honored with the Equator Prize 2008 and US$5,000 each.

Special recognition will be given to regions in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and Latin America and the Caribbean. The Equator Prize will be presented in October 2008, in Barcelona, Spain, at the IUCN World Conservation Congress.

For more information, http://www.equatorinitiative.org/