Sense of Wonder

The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity

Aired: February 20, 2015


The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity honors remarkable contributions to conservation and the sustainable use of biodiversity globally, regionally, and locally. It was established in 2010 and organized by the AEON Environmental Foundation along with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

The program features 2014 MIDORI Prize winners, introducing their activities for preserving biodiversity and delves into the details of their messages.

Dr. Bibiana Vilá of Argentina is a dream-maker who brought back a species from the brink of extinction in collaboration with local communities, while simultaneously vitalizing their economy.

Dr. Kamal Bawa of India is an intellectual giant striving to conserve the Eastern Himalayas, where 70% of the wilderness has been lost, through a multidisciplinary approach that step beyond the realm of science.

Dr. Alfred Oteng-Yeboah of Ghana is a biologist who has become a symbol of “harmonious coexistence between man and nature” through its ratification in the international political arena, despite facing clashing national interests.


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