The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) are delighted to invite you to the Pathfinder Award 2021 Online Award Ceremony.
The 2nd Pathfinder Award celebrates sites with innovative, integrated approaches to protected and conserved area management that successfully conserve nature while making development gains related to human health, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and sustainable land management.
The Pathfinder Award promotes solutions that demonstrate how well-protected biodiversity and well-managed ecosystems help address societal challenges and thereby achieve development benefits.
It is jointly organised by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Further partners of the 2021 edition are BIOFIN, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP), the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) as well as the Tech4Nature initiative.
This award is part of PANORAMA – Solutions for a Healthy Planet initiative, a global learning and knowledge partnership initiative which identifies and promotes examples of replicable solutions and enables their wider application through offering cross-sectoral global exchange opportunities, thus facilitating learning from successful practice in biodiversity conservation and sustainable use of natural resources.