The African Biodiversity Network has been shortlisted for the Influence Award due to its efforts to empower local and indigenous communities, revive African bio-cultural diversity and strengthen rights, policy and legislation.
The Lush Spring Prize was launched as a pilot prize fund last year (2017). It challenges the idea that degenerative systems can carry on depleting resources and exploiting people.
Due to its roaring success, it has returned as an annual prize fund, with hopes to raise the profile of the regenerative movements and further inspire individuals, groups and communities to heal damaged environments.
The winners will be announced on 16th May 2018.
Further information on the previous winners, including MontBio, Indigenous Climate Action and La Via Campesina can be found here.
To keep up to date with this year’s nominations, find out more about the judging panel, and to get all the latest Spring Prize information, explore here.
Photos (from top): Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania; Project Planet Clean Up