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Celebrating Conservation Heroes

SAVING ENDANGERED SPECIES

The stories of animal conservation from wildlife's greatest champions

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Heroic Journeys
Inspiring
True Stories
2021 WINNER
Dr. Amanda Vincent
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Seahorse expert and guardian of global marine life.
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Inspiring the Public
Wildlife Ambassadors
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Meet the people using their platform to create positive change for species around the world.
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Celebrate Conservation Heroes
Indianapolis Prize Gala
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A night to celebrate the world's leading animal conservationists.
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WHAT IS
The Indianapolis Prize?
THE WORLD'S LEADING ANIMAL CONSERVATION AWARD

It all began as a question: What can we do that will really make a difference in saving the lives of endangered and threatened animals all over the world? That question led to the concept of the Indianapolis Prize, an initiative that would approach the issue of animal conservation in a whole new way by combining significant financial support with programs that build emotional and intellectual support. The Indianapolis Prize awards $250,000 to one of the most successful animal conservationist in the world, while five Finalists each receive $10,000.

The Indianapolis Prize?
The Prize

A Short Film on the World's Leading Award for Animal Conservation

The Stories Behind Conservation's Greatest Heroes
2021 Indianapolis Prize Winner Dr. Amanda Vincent

2021 Winner Announcement

Harrison Ford, 2018 Jane Alexander Global Wildlife Ambassador Award Winner

Actor and environmentalist recognized at Indianapolis Prize Gala, Sept. 29, 2018

Dr. Rob Shumaker, President & CEO, Indianapolis Zoological Society, Inc.
Girls in Science

Program participants with 2021 Winner Dr. Amanda Vincent and science communicator and Gala co-host Danni Washington

Expressenz Dance Center dancers
2012 Winner Dr. Steven Amstrup and Indianapolis Zoo guests

Meet a Hero, Indianapolis Zoological Society, Sept. 25, 2021

2021 Indianapolis Prize Winner Dr. Amanda Vincent
2021 Indianapolis Prize Honorees
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