Sultan Qaboos Environment Award is
the first Arabian award in the field of environment. It was established in 1989 and is to be given every two years to any individual, group of individuals, institute or organization that contributes in preserving and managing the environment at any
part of the world.
It affords recognition to the creative and fruitful efforts made by the nominees and encourages others to contribute in preserving environment.
The prize is granted to the winners through the Co-coordinating Council of UNESCO’s “Man and the Biosphere Programme”, and nominations for the prize are made only by UNESCO member status, international organizations, NGOs which have consultative relations with the UNESCO.
Here is the list of the prize winners:
|Year||Name of the winner||country|
|2015||Nominations are still open till 15\6\2015|
|2013||The State Forests National Forest Holding of Poland and South Africa’s Endangered Wildlife Trust||Poland and South Africa|
|2011||Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria||Nigeria|
|2009||Autonomous Authority for National Parks (OAPN)||Spain|
|2007||Autonomous Authority for National Parks (OAPN)||Spain|
|2005||The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (Australia) and to Dr. Ernesto C. Enkerlin-Hoeflich (Mexico)||Australia and Mexico|
|2003||Centro de Ecología, Venezuela and Mr. Peter Johan Schei, Norway||Norway and Venezuela|
|2001||Association Tchadienne des Volontaires pour la Protection de l'Environnement||Chad|
|1999||Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands||Galapagos (Ecuador)|
|1997||Department of Environmental Sciences of Egypt and Forest Department of Sri Lanka||Sri Lanka and Egypt|
|1995||Lake Malawi National Park||Malawi|
|1993||Professor Jan Jeník, The Czeck Republic||Czeck Republic|
|1991||The Instituto de Ecología A.C. of Mexico||Mexico|