The Indianapolis Prize

Celebrating 20 Years of Saving Animal Species

The Indianapolis Prize


The Indianapolis Prize awards $250,000 to an animal conservationist who has achieved major victories in advancing the sustainability of an animal species or group of species. The Prize also awards five DeHaan Finalists and an Emerging Conservationist with $50,000 each. Granted biennially, this award was established to bring the world’s attention to the cause of animal conservation and the brave, talented and dedicated men and women who spend their lives saving the Earth’s endangered animal species.

Indianapolis Prize Gala

Conservation Heroes

Praise for the Prize

“In an envolving international world facing numerous challenges impacting biodiversity and the planet balance as a whole, we are very grateful that the Indianapolis Prize put into light the importance of people striving for a more sustainable world.” – Anne-Marie Boisbouvier, Advisor to the Cabinet of HSH the Sovereign Prince of Monaco

The Champions of Conservation

The Indianapolis Prize Winners and DeHaan Finalists have dedicated their lives to the preservation of our planet’s wildlife and wild places.