Since their initiation in 1976, the Rolex Awards for Enterprise have supported more than 30 environmental projects impacting over 60 species of rare and endangered plants and animals. On many occasions, Rolex Laureates and Associate Laureates have been supported and guided in their work by IUCN. Laureates have in some cases been members of and even led SSC Specialist Groups.
The Rolex Awards for Enterprise recognize pioneers whose work contributes broadly to the betterment of humankind and the natural environment; and Rolex provides selected individuals with US$100,000 towards their projects, a Rolex chronometer, and the benefits of international publicity. Rolex has launched its latest edition of the awards with a worldwide call for entries. Prospective entrants can apply to the 2012 Rolex Awards through the website. The deadline for pre-applications is 31 May 2011.
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