Order of the Golden Ark
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|Order of the Golden Ark|
Kingdom of the Netherlands Commander of the Order of the Golden Ark badge of order
|Type||Order of Merit|
|Awarded for||Significant contributions to nature conservation|
|Grand Master||King Willem-Alexander|
|Next (higher)||Teutonic Order, Bailiwick of Utrecht|
|Next (lower)||Cross for the Four Day Marches|
Awards of Dutch NGO's
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. 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.
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- Carl Gustav of Sweden
- Gerald Durrell
- Sylvia Earle
- Tony Fitzjohn
- Zafar Futehally
- Jane Goodall
- Gyanendra of Nepal
- Roger Tory Peterson
- Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
- Ian Player
- Suman Sahai
- Ravindra Kumar Sinha
- Marc van Roosmalen
- Lyall Watson
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