National Geographic is soliciting nominations for the 2019 National Geographic Buffett Awards for Leadership in Conservation in Africa and Latin America. The awards honor the unsung heroes of conservation by celebrating the recipients’ past achievements and supporting ongoing work in conserving nature. Each award includes a $25,000 prize.

To submit a nomination please visit

The awards are limited to nationals of any country in Latin America or Africa working in their regions.

The deadline to submit nominations is November 30, 2018. The winners will be announced in June 2019.  Find more information about the awards, including profiles of past awardees on the website.