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Golden Ark awarded to Dr Yonzon

The Order of the Golden Ark was founded by HRH Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands to recognize those who have performed exceptional services for the conservation of flora and fauna on the earth. Dr. Pralad Yonzon, team leader of Resources Himalaya was awarded the Order of the Golden Ark by HRH Prince Bernhard on March 30, 2002 at Soestdijk Palace.  




Dr. Yonzon is recognized for his work for conservation in Nepal, Bhutan and Vietnam, in particular for influencing environmentally sound government policies on nature conservation; for his groundbreaking discovery in Bhutan and comprehensive scientific studies of rhinos in Nepal and contribution to the biodiversity visioning process for the eastern Himalaya; and for his work on evaluation and monitoring, and human resource development.