Bonn, 10 February 2011
- Since their initiation in 1976, the Rolex Awards for Enterprise
have supported more than 30 environmental projects affecting
over 60 species of rare and endangered plants and animals.
On many occasions, Rolex Laureates and Associate Laureates
have been supported and guided in their work by IUCN. Laureates
have in some cases been members of - and even led - SSC
The Rolex Awards for Enterprise recognize
pioneers whose work contributes broadly to the betterment
of humankind and the natural environment; and Rolex provides
selected individuals with US$100,000 towards their projects,
a Rolex chronometer, and the benefits of international publicity.
Rolex has launched its latest edition of the awards with
a worldwide call for entries. Prospective entrants can apply
to the 2012 Rolex Awards through the website.
The deadline for pre-applications is 31 May 2011.
For more information, contact Jeremy Harris
at IUCN (Jeremy.harris[at]iucn.org)