LONDON and INDIANAPOLIS, May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Officials from the Indianapolis Prize, the world's leading award for animal conservation, will announce the 2016 Indianapolis Prize Winner for heroic victories saving animal species from extinction. The Winner — poised to receive the $250,000 cash award — is one of the greatest protectors of endangered species in modern history.
Wednesday, May 4
9am EDT/2pm BST
London Natural History Museum
*Click here to view the live stream of this celebratory ceremony and expert panel discussion.
Panelists and special guests to include:
- Mike Crowther, President and CEO, Indianapolis Prize
- Winner of the 2016 Indianapolis Prize (to be announced)
- Lee Durrell, MBE, Ph.D, Honorary Director, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust
- E.J. Milner-Gulland, Ph.D, Tasso Leventis Professor of Biodiversity, University of Oxford Dept. of Zoology
- Simon Nicolas Stuart, Ph.D., Chair, IUCN Species Survival Commission
- Vikash Tatayah, Ph.D., Conservation Director, Mauritian Wildlife Foundation
The Indianapolis Prize recognizes and rewards conservationists who have achieved major victories in advancing the sustainability of an animal species or group of species. The Indianapolis Prize has received support from the Eli Lilly and Company Foundation since its inception.
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SOURCE Indianapolis Prize