Fifty-one researchers and animal conservationists have been nominated for the Indianapolis Prize, an honor considered one of the highest in global conservation efforts. The award is a signature conservation initiative of the Indianapolis Zoo.
Winner of the Indianapolis Prize receives $250,000 while the five finalists each receive $50,000 for their work to protect animal species.
“The 2023 Prize Nominees represent the most accomplished wildlife conservationists dedicated to protecting and preserving animal species,” said Rob Shumaker, president and chief executive officer of the Indianapolis Zoo. “It is an honor to highlight their incredible work through the Indianapolis Prize.”
Shumaker says the Indianapolis Prize highlights the efforts of the dedicated people whose work not only saves species but “ensures a sustainable future for generations to come.”
Canadian marine biologist Dr. Amanda Vincent won the prize in 2021 for her work to study and preserve seahorses.
Finalists will be named in March 2023 with the winner announcement following in April.
Click here to view the list of nominees.