Each ASEAN Member State will select a Biodiversity Hero to represent their country. Members of the ASEAN Working Group on Nature Conservation and Biodiversity (AWGNCB) and the Governing Board (GB) for each country will work together in selecting a suitable hero.
In nominating an individual, the following shall be considered:
- relevance of the nominees’ contributions to biodiversity conservation
- impact of these contributions to biodiversity conservation efforts in their respective countries and the region
- replicability of their actions
- recognition they received in communities where they belong