The award supports individuals or teams, from government or from NGOs, who have shown particular dedication and outstanding success in combating saiga poaching over the last 12 months.
The applicants were of excellent quality and to recognise their extraordinary achievements we decided to give one main award of $1,000 and two runner-up awards of $750, to be used as the winners choose, to the following three nominees:
First prize: the Anti-poaching team of the Irgiz-Turgay reserve, Kazakhstan
Runner-up: the Ranger team of the Stepnoi Reserve, Russia
Runner-up: Batsaikhan Baljinnyam, State Environmental Inspector, Mongolia
Congratulations to all three winners!