Award for Conservation Excellence


The Award for Conservation Excellence honors men and women who share a passion to conserve the great outdoors and who have made extraordinary contributions to the sustainability of nature and wildlife. The award recognizes a legacy of conservation by acknowledging a conservationist’s long-term commitment to improving the planet and empowering people to advance wildlife conservation in both local and international communities.  

Created to honor the enormous contributions of Cabela’s co-founders Jim Cabela and Dick and Mary Cabela, the award is sponsored by Cabela’s Outdoor Fund, the Cabela Family Foundation and Bass Pro Shops. It is distributed by the Banovich Wildscapes Foundation and Southeastern Wildlife Exposition.