Duke of Edinburgh Conservation Medal

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The Duke of Edinburgh Conservation Medal "is WWF’s premier award. The purpose of the medal is to recognize, once a year, highly meritorious contributions to the conservation of wildlife and natural resources.

"At its inception in 1970 it was known as the WWF Gold Medal, but on Prince Philip’s retirement as WWF International’s president in 1996 it was renamed the Duke of Edinburgh Conservation Medal as a tribute to him.

"The WWF Selection Committee will assess the work of the candidates with the following factors in mind: contribution to conservation; scientific credentials; enhancement of WWF’s international image; the ability to influence further conservation achievements.

"Recipients of the award receive a gold medal in a sustainably-sourced rosewood box donated by the Chamber of Mines of South Africa, a Rolex watch, and a certificate signed by the Duke of Edinburgh and the Director General of WWF." [1]

Recipients of the Duke of Edinburgh Conservation Medal

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  1. Duke of Edinburgh Conservation Medal, WWF, accessed April 28, 2009.