On 1st June 2006 the Binding Forest Prize was awarded for the twentieth time. Awardees were forest owners who exploit their forests in accordance with the principle of sustainability,while taking into account ecological potential and the social infrastructure and who achieve long-term economic success. The aim of the prize is to provide impulses and motivation. Earlier prizewinners come from 16 different cantons and are evenly distributed over Switzerland's diverse language regions. The prize sum comprises CHF 50 000 as well as a contribution of CHF 150 000 towards future projects. The award ceremony takes place in Basel and is complemented with a celebration in the winner's home community. In addition,an illustrated celebratory pamphlet will be published. The prize-winning work and the use of project promotion funds cover a wide range of themes that characterise modern forest management.

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