Abraham conservation awards
The Abraham Foundation recognizes and honors people who have made significant contributions toward the conservation of endangered species, conservation of the environment, and protection of animals through the Abraham Conservation Awards.
The Abraham Conservation Awards were started in 1995 in Nepal when Nancy Abraham, President of the Abraham Foundation, was struck by the dedication and passion for conservation displayed by a national park staff. Since then, the Abraham Conservation awards has expanded to also include the Democratic Republic of Congo. The annual award ceremonies in Nepal and DRC are internationally known as a prestigious recognition of exceptional dedication and loyalty to conservation and animals.
The Abraham Conservation Awardees range from park wardens to journalists, NGO staff, local leaders and animal activists. In DRC the awards are given to individuals, while in Nepal organizations are also eligible for the award. The candidates are nominated by a group composed of individuals who work on environmental issues in respective countries and who provide the on-the-ground knowledge that is key to the nomination process.