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Order of the Golden Ark
Kingdom of the Netherlands Commander of the Order of the Golden Ark badge of order
TypeOrder of Merit
Countrythe  Netherlands
Awarded forSignificant contributions to nature conservation
Grand MasterKing Willem-Alexander
GradesCommander (Dutch Commandeur)
Officer (Dutch Officier)
Knight (Dutch Ridder)
Next (higher)Teutonic Order, Bailiwick of Utrecht
Next (lower)Cross for the Four Day Marches
Awards of Dutch NGO's

Ribbon of the order

[1] 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.[2] Although not awarded by the government of the Netherlands, it is considered by the government as a recognized chivalrous order.[3] 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

See also


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