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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
2020 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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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
2018 Indianapolis Prize Winner Dr. Russ Mittermeier

2018 Winner Announcement Press Tour, New York City

Harrison Ford, 2018 Jane Alexander Global Wildlife Ambassador Award Winner

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

Michael I. Crowther, CEO, Indianapolis Zoological Society, Inc.

2018 Winner Announcement Press Tour, New York City

Girls in Science

Program participants with 2018 Finalists Dr. P. Dee Boersma and Dr. Sylvia Earle and 2014 Winner Dr. Patricia Wright

2018 Indianapolis Prize Winner Dr. Russ Mittermeier

2018 Winner Announcement Press Tour, Washington DC

2018 Finalist Dr. Sylvia Earle and Indianapolis Zoo guests

Meet a Hero, Indianapolis Zoological Society, Sept. 29, 2018

2018 Indianapolis Prize Winner Dr. Russ Mittermeier

Receiving the Lilly Medal at the Indianapolis Prize Gala, Sept. 29, 2018

2018 Indianapolis Prize Finalists
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