|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|
|Next (higher)||Teutonic Order, Bailiwick of Utrecht|
|Next (lower)||Cross for the Four Day Marches
Awards of Dutch NGO's
Ribbon of the order
The Most Excellent Order of the Golden Ark (Dutch: 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. Although not awarded by the government of the Netherlands, it is considered by the government as a recognized chivalrous order. 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.
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