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 $50,000.
Program participants with 2021 Winner Dr. Amanda Vincent and science communicator and Gala co-host Danni Washington
Meet a Hero, Indianapolis Zoological Society, Sept. 25, 2021
Actor and environmentalist recognized at Indianapolis Prize Gala, Sept. 29, 2018
Champions for Our Planet: The Indianapolis Prize Guide to Animal Conservation Giving connects you with the people on the front lines of animal conservation, turning the tides from extinction to hope. Join them in changing the future.
“In an evolving 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 His Serene Highness the Sovereign Prince of Monaco
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