Order of the Golden Ark
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|Order of the Golden Ark|
|Commander's cross of the sultan of Yogyakarta.|
|Award of the Netherlands|
|Type||Order of Merit|
|Awarded for||Significant contributions to nature conservation|
|Grand Master||Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands|
|Next (higher)||Teutonic Order, Bailiwick of Utrecht|
|Ribbon of the order|
The Most Excellent Order of the Golden Ark (Dutch: Orde van de Gouden Ark) was established by Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands in 1971 as an order of merit. It is awarded to people for major contributions to nature conservation. Although not awarded by the government of the Netherlands, it is considered by the government as a recognized chivalrous order. Since its inception, over 300 people have been recognised by the award. Now that Prince Bernhard has died, the future of the order is uncertain.
Notable recipients 
- Tony Fitzjohn
- Jane Goodall
- Roger Tory Peterson
- Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
- Marc van Roosmalen
- Lyall Watson
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