2002 Awards

In 2002 the Awards recognized a private company in Australia, a government agency in India and a consortium of NGOs in Central Europe. The Ramsar Award was complemented by the Evian Special Prize, consisting of US$10,000 generously donated by the Danone Group (France), owner of Evian Mineral Waters, as part of a programme of support to the Ramsar Convention.

In addition to the three Ramsar Awards for 2002, a Recognition of Excellence was conferred upon two individuals whose distinguished service has significantly furthered the cause of wetland conservation and wise use.

Award 1 2002

Banrock Station Wines, Australia

Award 2 2002

The Chilika Development Authority (India)

Award 3 2002

The NGO Trinational Initiative for the Morava-Dyje Floodplain, Daphne (Slovak Republic), Distelverein (Austria), Veronica (Czech Republic), WWF International-Danube Carpathian Programme

Recognition of Excellence 2002

Dr Max Finlayson (Australia)

Recognition of Excellence 2002

Dr Monique Coulet, France