Order of the Golden Ark

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Order of the Golden Ark
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Kingdom of the Netherlands Commander of the Order of the Golden Ark badge of order
TypeOrder of Merit
Countrythe  Netherlands
Awarded forSignificant contributions to nature conservation
Grand MasterKing Willem-Alexander
Next (higher)Teutonic Order, Bailiwick of Utrecht
Next (lower)Cross for the Four Day Marches
Awards of Dutch NGO's
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Ribbon of the order

The Most Excellent Order of the Golden Ark (Dutch: Orde van de Gouden Ark) is a Dutch order of merit established in 1971 by Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands. It is awarded to people for major contributions to nature conservation.[1] Although not awarded by the government of the Netherlands, it is considered by the government as a recognized chivalrous order.[2] 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[edit]


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