[Coral-List] Nominations Are Now Open for the 2015 CORAL Conservation Prize

Marissa Stein mstein at coral.org
Tue May 5 11:31:57 EDT 2015

Nominations Are Now Open for the 2015 CORAL Conservation Prize

The Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) is now accepting nominations for the 2015
CORAL Conservation Prize. The prize offers a unique opportunity to
recognize outstanding leaders of reef conservation around the world. It
aims to support worthwhile local coral reef conservation efforts, provide a
platform to highlight coral reefs within the local, national, and
international media and provide incentives for continued work in all
regions of the world.

CORAL supporters and marine conservation advocates are invited to nominate
others within the coral reef conservation community to receive this special
recognition. Specific criteria is detailed below, but include someone
focused on locally-based efforts who has made significant progress and to
whom specific milestones and progress can be attributed. The winner, chosen
by a small CORAL committee will receive a cash award ($20,000) and be flown
to San Francisco to be recognized and give a presentation on his or her
work at CORAL’s 2015 gala celebration on September 26, 2015.

1. The nominee must be an individual (or a leader of a local group) who is
successfully working to advance coral reef conservation at a local or
regional scale
2. The nominee displays leadership that has resulted in significant
positive environmental change, either through a recent achievement or a
long career, that can be articulated by the nominator
3. The nominee must be able to communicate about his or her work to a
4. The nominee will be able to articulate how this prize will further his
or her work and present (once the prize is awarded) a plan for investment
5. The nominee must be able to travel to the US for our September 26th
6. The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, May 15, 2015.

For the application and more details, please visit

Marissa Stein
Communications Manager
Coral Reef Alliance
mstein at coral.org

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