Order of the Golden Ark

Order of the Golden Ark
Award of the  Netherlands
Type Order of Merit
Awarded for Significant contributions to nature conservation
Grand Master Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands
Established 1971
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.[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


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