Ministry of Environment & Forests
Government of India
INVITATION OF NOMINATION FOR THE
RAJIV GANDHI WILDLIFE CONSERVATION AWARD
FOR THE YEAR 2006
The Rajiv Gandhi Wildlife Conservation Award will be given each year for significant contribution in the field of wildlife which is recognised as having made or has the potential measurable and major impact on the protection and conservation of wildlife in the country.
NATURE OF AWARD
Two award of Rs. 1,00,000/- each in cash, alongwith medallions trophy and citations, will be given to:
a) Education and research institutions and organisations, and
b) Forests and Wildlife Officers/research scholars or scientists/wildlife conservationists.
A medallions will be awarded in the individual category and a trophy in the institutional category.
Any recognised institution, individual or Government and forest staff of India engaged in scientific work/filed for the cause of protection and conservation of wildlife eligible. There is no age limit. The term ‘Wildlife’ is interpreted in the broadest sense possible. The following is an illustrative, though not exhaustive, list of areas of work.
a) Outstanding scientific work/field work for preservation and conservation of wildlife, especially the endangered species.
b) Wildlife planning and Management
c) Control and checking of illegal poaching of wild animals and their products, protection of wildlife and human lives and property from wildlife, without harming wildlife.
d) Awareness, motivation and extension work.
e) Wildlife education, published literature and research
f) Eco-development planning and implementation.
g) Captive breeding and Zoo management.
PROCEDURE OF SUBMISSION OF NOMINATIONS
Any citizen of India can recommend a name. The nominations must be accompanied by the following details alongwith detailed Biodata (10 copies)
i. Name & address of the nominee
ii. Area of work
iii. Significant contributions made by the nominee
iv. Measurable impact or likely impact of the nominee’s work in the field of wildlife. The last date for receipt of nominations shall be 31.08.2006. The nomination signed by the sponsors alongwith 10 copies of the biodatas should be sent in a registered confidential sealed cover marked as follows.
“RAJIV GANDHI WILDLIFE CONSERVATION AWARD FOR THE YEAR 2006”
The Director, Wildlife Preservation, Ministry of Environment & Forests, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110003
For further information see our Website: http://envfor.nic.in