Indianapolis Prize


Indianapolis Zoo

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Award Details

The Indianapolis Prize is the world's leading animal conservation award.

It all began as a question: What can we do that will really make a difference in saving the lives of endangered and threatened animals all over the world? That question led to the concept of the Indianapolis Prize, an initiative that would approach the issue of animal conservation in a whole new way by combining significant financial support with programs that build emotional and intellectual support. The Indianapolis Prize awards $250,000 to an animal conservationist who has achieved major victories in advancing the sustainability of an animal species or group of species. 

The Prize also awards five DeHaan Finalists and an Emerging Conservationist with $50,000 each. Granted biennially, this award was established to bring the world’s attention to the cause of animal conservation and the brave, talented and dedicated men and women who spend their lives saving the Earth’s endangered animal species.


Previous Award Winners


  • Amanda Vincent (Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries)

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