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The Ministry of the Environment is awaiting Nature Conservation Award and Honorary Nature Conservation Badges nominees

30.03.2015

Until 15th April, the Ministry of the Environment is awaiting proposals for Eerik Kumar Nature Conservation Award and Estonian Honorary Nature Conservation Badge nominees.

Eerik Kumar Nature Conservation Award is rewarded to citizens with long and outstanding activities in studying or organising protection for elements of the environment, rare species or items of nature, and spreading the knowledge in the field of nature conservation. The award has been given since 1989 and since 2010 the Laureate of Eerik Kumar Nature Conservation Award is also rewarded with a Golden Honorary Nature Conservation Badge. This year, the award is € 5,000.

Estonian Honorary Nature Conservation Badge is for highlighting the people with recognised merits in the fields of study of nature, spreading the knowledge on nature and developing the nature conservation nationwide as well as international level.

Propositions containing a free form review of the activities of the nominee in the field of nature conservation should be sent by 15th April to the address of the Nature Conservation Department of the Ministry of the Environment: Narva mnt 7a, 15172 Tallinn, Estonia or keskkonnaministeerium@envir.ee.
In 2014, Kumar Award was given to ornithologist Aivar Leito and Honorary Nature Conservation Badges to bird researcher Mati Martinson; Fredi-Armand Tomps, retreader of village and manor architecture of Lahemaa National Park; ichthyologist Meelis Tambets; Georg Aher, Ivar Arold and Helle Kont, developers of nature education; and Õie Jaagomäe, head of the botany department of the Estonian Museum of Natural History.

The Laureates of Eerik Kumar Nature Conservation Award and Honorary Nature Conservation Badges will be announced at the opening event of the nature conservation month in the beginning of May. Previous laureates and additional information may be found on the website of the Ministry: http://www.envir.ee/et/looduskaitsemargid

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