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Vilá got United Nations Conservation Prize for her work in conservation of vicuñas

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Vilá got United Nations Conservation Prize for her work in conservation of vicuñas
Tuesday September 30, 2014

After 30 years of hard work the Argentine researcher Bibiana Vilá, a scientific coordinator of the Advisory Council of Biodiversity and Sustainability of the Ministry of Science of Argentina has been honored by UN´s Convention on Biological Diversity and received the United Nation´s Midori award.

The award is given by the organization every two years to somebody doing marvelous work in conservation of local, regional or global scale of biodiversity and the sustainable use of it. Vilá received the prize for her work in conservation of vicuñas, a relative of the llama. The jury finally chose for Vilá because of the great work she did in the implementation of conservation measures and the contributions she made into the implementation of environmental education.

Dr Vilá will receive the award on the 15th of October in Pveongchange, South Korea.

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