Lugano, 2005 | WWF

Lugano, 2005

Keeping the Alps pure and clean

A unique and very special gala event, The Panda Ball in Lugano supported WWF’s European alpine conservation programme. It also marked the annual award of the Duke of Edinburgh Medal for nature conservation.

On 26th November 2005, WWF International organized a prestigious gala event:

The Panda Ball

At the five-star Splendid Royale Hotel in the charming lakeside city of Lugano in the Italian-speaking region of Switzerland.

Guest of honour

HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh

One of the highlights of the evening was the presentation of the Duke of Edinburgh Conservation Medal. The award ceremony is a special event on the conservation world’s calendar as the medal is given annually to individuals who have realized outstanding achievements in conservation. Dr.Tirtha Man Maskey, the Director General of the Department of National Parks Wildlife conservation of the Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation, Kathmandu, Nepal, was presented with the prestigious award during the Lugano Panda Ball. Dr. Maskey's work has been critical in influencing national policy and introducing innovative measures to protect the rich biodiversity of Nepal.

Raising funds for the Alps

With a VIP guest list, The Panda Ball welcomed WWF’s supporters from the business, banking and financial sectors, and was held in aid of WWF’s conservation work in the magnificent, alpine regions of Europe.

Prizes galore!

The Panda Ball is your chance to win one or more of many top-quality fabulous prizes generously donated by local and international sponsors.

The year ahead

Interested in sponsoring the next The Panda Ball? Contact
The Splendid Royale Hotel

Sponsored by

Emme e Pi & Associati SA logo
Citta de Lugano logo
Casino Lugano logo
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HRH the Duke of Edinburgh

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