Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Have you heard of the Indianapolis Prize?

It came to my attention yesterday. Created by the Indianapolis Zoo and awarded every other year, the first recipient in 2006 was none other than George Archibald, co-founder of the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, Wis. Dr. Archibald received $100,000 and the Lilly Medal as the inaugural recipient.

The Indianapolis Prize was initiated by the Indianapolis Zoo as a significant component of its mission to inspire local and global communities to celebrate, protect, and preserve our natural world through conservation, education and research. This biennial award brings the world’s attention to the cause of animal conservation and the brave, talented and dedicated men and women who spend their lives saving the Earth’s endangered animal species.
For the 2008 prize, 30 conservationists received nominations from their peers. The nominating committee, including Dr. Archibald, will select six finalists, who will be announced in early 2008. The prize jury will choose the winner, who will receive the prize at a gala in late September 2008.

I hope that one of the finalists works in avian conservation. Who do you consider worthy of a nomination?



Blogger Lynne said...

The first name to come to mind is Laura Erickson.

August 01, 2007 11:31 AM  

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