Landscape Heroes Competition - Be the next Global Landscape Hero

Landscape Heroes Competition - Be the next Global Landscape Hero

Do you know of anyone taking action to safeguard our planet’s biodiversity?

Across the world there are unsung heroes taking a stand for their landscapes: mountains, oceans, forests, peat-lands, cities, dry-lands, agriculture, etc. Tell their story and bring to light the work of individuals, communities and organizations surpassing the hurdles towards sustainable landscapes and solving some of the world’s most critical problems. Small or big, their ideas and projects are the fuel we need to boost the momentum for action.

They might be restoring forests, documenting biodiversity or finding new ways to secure crop diversity and improve nutrition; they might dedicate their everyday work to protecting wildlife or cleaning up the oceans. Show us what they are doing and how they are changing the world for the better, and we’ll show them to the world.

Tell their story in up to 300 words, and share media that supports the story. This can be a video, a podcast or other audio, a graphic, or any media that highlights their efforts. Your submission could reach more than a quarter of a billion people.

Submissions close: 30 September, 2020
Finalist submissions open for voting: 1-15 October, 2020
Winners announced: October 19, 2020.

There will be one winner based on public choice, and one based on the decision of the expert jury.

What’s in it for the heroes?
See stories from last year’s Landscape Heroes here.

  • The top landscape hero will be invited to present their efforts at the GLF Biodiversity Digital Conference.
  • The panel-selected winner will receive 500 Euros as prize money to support their initiative.
  • Ten (10) free tickets to the GLF Biodiversity Digital Conference.
  • A feature on the GLF media outlet Landscape News, which reaches over 215,000 people
  • On-boarding to the GLFx platform and a Community of Practice of their interest

About Global Landscape Forum

Global Landscapes Forum

The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) is the world’s largest knowledge-led platform on integrated land use, dedicated to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Climate Agreement. The Forum takes a holistic approach to create sustainable landscapes that are productive, prosperous, equitable and resilient and considers five cohesive themes of food and livelihoods, landscape restoration, rights, finance and measuring progress. It is led by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), in collaboration with its co-founders UNEP and the World Bank and Charter Members. Charter members: CIAT, CIFOR, CIRAD, Climate Focus, Conservation International, Crop Trust, Ecoagriculture Partners, The European Forest Institute, Evergreen Agriculture, FSC, GEF, GIZ, ICIMOD, IFOAM - Organics International, INBAR, IPMG, IUFRO, Rainforest Alliance, Rare, Rights and Resources Initiative, SAN, UNEP, Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation part of Wageningen Research, World Farmer Organization, World Agroforestry, World Bank Group, World Resources Institute, WWF International, Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL)

For more information on how to participate and nominate please visit 2020 Landscape Heroes

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