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New awards to recognise the passion, dedication and inspiration of park rangers and frontline conservationists have been launched by the International Ranger Federation, with its partners The Thin Green Line Foundation and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Awards will be presented at the IUCN World Parks Congress, being held in Sydney this November, which winners will secure a place to attend.

The award categories are:

  1. The Young Conservationist Award – supported by IUCN, Parks Victoria and the International Ranger Federation
  2. The Dr Jane Goodall Hope and Inspiration Ranger Award – supported by The Thin Green Line Foundation, Dr Jane Goodall and the International Ranger Federation
  3. The International Ranger Federation Lifetime Achievement Award – supported by The Thin Green Line Foundation and the International Ranger Federation

Application forms for each category can be downloaded from below:

For more details or to nominate please go to:

http://www.internationalrangers.org/awards/

Applications are due 5pm, 15 September 2014.