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Ten young Conservationists nomineted for Renowned Nature

Verantwortlicher Autor: Burgers Zoo Arnhem,NL, 24.01.2021, 09:42 Uhr
Presse-Ressort von: Roman Baumann Bericht 4459x gelesen

Arnhem,NL [Burgers Zoo] Arnhem, 18 December 2020 – Today the Future For Nature Foundation announces ten nominees selected from a pool of 470 applicants from over 100 countries for the Future For Nature Award of 2021. In the past, the internationally highly renowned nature conservation prize was presented by icons such as Sir David Attenborough, Dr. Jane Goodall DBE, and His Royal Highness King Willem-Alexander. In May 2021,

the Future For Nature Awards will be granted to three final winners. Ten young, talented nature conservationists are in the race to become one of the three Future For Nature Award winners of 2021; gaining international recognition and 50.000 euro prize money per person. The nominees work all over the world to protect animal and plant species. · Alejandro Arteaga (Ecuador) protecting the harlequin toad species. · Alifa Haque (Bangladesh) protecting the largetooth sawfish. · Besjana Sevo (Albania) conserving the territory of the Egyptian vulture. · Felipe Alfonso-Cortes (Colombia) encouraging local farmers to protect the brown-headed spider monkey in Ecuador.

Herculano Dinis (Cape Verde) conservation of flora and fauna in Cape Verde and in West Africa. · Karolina Araya Sandoval (Chile) protecting the Chilean woodstar hummingbird. · Karolina Gurjazkaitė (Lithuania) removing dams to save the Atlantic Salmon and brown trout. · Mohsen Rezaie-Atagholipour (Iran) reducing the bycatch of rays. · Monica Torres (Guatemala) saving the Abronia campbelli lizard. · Richard Turere (Kenya) using Lionlights to prevent human-wildlife conflict. “Our International Selection Committee of expert nature conservationists now has the difficult task of selecting the three winners, who will each be granted the Future For Nature Award in May 2021” – Rascha Nuijten, Director of

the Future For Nature Foundation. National and International Celebrities Support the Work of Future For Nature The Future For Nature Awards will be presented for the fourteenth consecutive time in 2021 in Royal Burgers' Zoo in Arnhem, one of the main sponsors since the foundation was founded. In the past, the internationally recognized nature conservation award was presented by icons such as Sir David Attenborough, Dr. Jane Goodall DBE, Dr. Frans de Waal, and Doutzen Kroes. During the tenth edition, His Royal Highness King Willem-Alexander was the Guest of Honour. More information about the candidates and the work of the foundation can be found on

futurefornature.org. Burgers Zoo News: Five lion cubs of different ages Arnhem's pride has one adult male and two adult females. One of the lionesses gave birth to twins on 27 July 2020: a male and a female. With the birth of the triplets on 26 November 2020, there will soon be five lion cubs on display at Burgers' Zoo. However, the three newcomers will spend the next few weeks behind the scenes in a separate enclosure with their mother. Natural situation In the wild, heavily pregnant lionesses also temporarily detach from the group before giving birth to their young. They often seek shelter in wooded areas or other sheltered locations. The lioness will wait a while before rejoining the group with her new cubs.

possible. The mother is very protective and does not tolerate prying eyes. Lions becoming less and less common Even an iconic predator such as the lion, with few natural enemies other than humans, is becoming less and less common on the African savannahs. Loss of habitat, illegal hunting for trophies or traditional medicine, and human-animal conflict are taking their toll: the number of lions in the wild is drastically decreasing.

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