Nature Conservation Foundation Receives 2006 Distinguished Service Award

Each year, the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB), the leading professional society for 
those seeking to conserve biological diversity and publisher of the internationally recognized 
journal Conservation Biology and the magazine Conservation In Practice, presents five 
Distinguished Service Awards to organizations and individuals who have made outstanding 
contributions to advancing the science and practice of conserving the Earth's biological 
diversity. The Nature Conservation Foundation (NCF), the Snow Leopard Network’s 
partner in India, has been selected as a recipient of a 2006 Distinguished Service Award.
Only fifteen organizations have ever received this honor, and NCF is the only institution 
from India to ever have been selected. According to SCB, NCF was selected for “the 
extraordinary scientific rigor, focus and imagination its members have applied to affect 
sustainable conservation of a wide variety of habitats in India.”  
Although a relatively young organization, NCF has already greatly contributed to 
conservation efforts in India by capturing the attention of leading scientists, contributing 
to the region’s conservation workforce, and even discovering a new species. Congratulations
to NCF for receiving this well-deserved honor. 
For more information on the Distinguished Service Awards and a list of previous winners,

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