Joel Sartore Nominated for World’s Leading Animal Conservation Award

Picture of an endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered golden snub-nosed monkeys (Rhinopithecus roxellana) at Ocean Park.
Endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered golden snub-nosed monkeys (Rhinopithecus roxellana) at Ocean Park.

On Tuesday Joel Sartore, renowned photojournalist and champion of conservation of animal species large and small, was nominated for the Indianapolis Prize alongside 31 other global leaders in the field of animal conservation. Regarded as the world’s leading award for animal conservation, the Indianapolis Prize honors individuals across the globe who work to save species, educate the populous, and shape future ecosystems.

“The 2018 Indianapolis Prize Nominees represent many of the most significant and accomplished wildlife conservationists in the field today,” said Michael Crowther, president and CEO of the Indianapolis Zoo, which initiated the Indianapolis Prize as part of its core mission. “They are protecting species and creating successful conservation methods that ensure future generations will live in a flourishing and sustainable world. We applaud their accomplishments and encourage individuals, organizations, companies, and governments to join them in advancing animal conservation.”

The winner of the Indianapolis Award will receive $250,000 while the five finalists receive $10,000 each. In addition to the monetary prize, these winners and nominees are rewarded with invaluable recognition for their work so that others might be inspired to follow in their footsteps.

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