Mr. Rajendra Singh Bhandari, Baitadi
He received the award for his pivotal role in combatting organized wildlife crimes in Nepal through Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB). Under his leadership CIB was able to arrest more than 35 criminals and confiscate wildlife trophy worth NRs.10 million.
Ms. Kalawati Chaudhary, Kailali
She received the award for her contribution towards bird and biodiversity conservation through active mobilization of local communities.
Mr. Bed Bahadur Khadka, Chitwan
He received the award for his arduous efforts in Gharial Conservation.
Ms. Pragati Shahi, Dhangadhi
Awarded for extensive coverage and reporting on different environmental issue at both the national and international levels.
Mr. Pramod Kumar Tandan, Arghakhachi
Awarded for very insightful and analytical reporting.
Mr. Raj Bahadur Air, Kailali
Awarded for his wide experience in biodiversity conservation and community forestry management and for actively lobbying for the rights of Community Forest Users Groups.
Shiv Community Forest
Awarded for pioneering home-grown interventions in biodiversity conservation for more than a decade.
Alternative Herbals Pvt. Ltd
Awarded for the processing and marketing of Non Timber Forest Products and agro products thereby providing alternate source of livelihood to numerous poor communities especially women.
Hamro Sampada National Magazine
Awarded for using the arm of print media to advocate for the conservation and sustainable use of National resources, protection of Nepal’s cultural heritage and the improvement in the socio-economic status of underprivileged people.