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Order of the Golden Ark
Award of the  Netherlands
Type Order of Merit
Awarded for Significant contributions to nature conservation
Grand Master King Willem-Alexander
Established 1971
Next (higher) Teutonic Order, Bailiwick of Utrecht
Next (lower) Cross for the Four Day Marches
Awards of Dutch NGO's
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Ribbon of the order

The Most Excellent Order of the Golden Ark (Dutch language: 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.[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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