HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Conservationist and actor Harrison Ford honored by Congressional Foundation

Washington D.C. (Sept. 19, 2006) -- Actor and Conservation International (CI) board member Harrison Ford was honored at the inaugural gala for the International Conservation Caucus Foundation (ICCF) dedicated to raising awareness in Congress about international conservation issues. An active member of CI's board of directors for more than 15 years, Ford continues to be an integral part in shaping Conservation International's mission to conserve biodiversity around the world. Ford was recognized Tuesday night with the "ICCF Good Steward Award" for his lifetime of passion toward environmental issues.

"We can unite the world to take individual responsibility by establishing a global conservation ethic that every person rich, poor, indigenous can embrace," Ford said in his acceptance remarks. "We need every person on the planet, all 6.5 billion inhabitants, to understand that they must do their part and take individual responsibility for conserving, protecting and restoring nature."

Ford has also been deeply involved with other conservation groups with work such as:

  • Narrating PSAs for Conservation International, Earthshare, and Environmental Media Association
  • Receiving a Lindbergh award for his work patrolling the Hudson River watershed by helicopter as Riverkeepers' first "airborne watchdog"
  • Donating half of his Jackson, Wyoming estate to the Jackson Hole Land Trust as a conservation easement

The ICCF also honored Yves Chouinard, Founder of Patagonia, and Office of Management and Budget Director Rob Portman. As the original author of the Tropical Forests Conservation Act (TFCA), Portman helped create the framework for many developing nations to engage in "debt for nature" swaps with the U.S. Government, which offer them the opportunity to relieve some official debt owed the U.S. while at the same time generating funds to conserve their country's natural heritage.


'"/>

Contact: Marshall Maher
mmaher@conservation.org
202-912-1411
Conservation International
20-Sep-2006


Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Scientists show that mitochondrial DNA variants are linked to risk factors for type 2 diabetes
2. OHSU turns mouse into factory for human liver cells
3. Genetic factors strongly shape how peers are chosen
4. Injection drug use the most important risk factor for HIV and HCV infections among Quebec prisoners
5. After a decades-long search, scientists identify new genetic risk factors for multiple sclerosis
6. New model for autism suggests women carry the disorder and explains age as a risk factor
7. Obesity found to be a risk factor for multiple myeloma
8. Journal of Alzheimers Disease achieves significant impact factor
9. Tomorrows green nanofactories
10. Study identifies a common genetic risk factor for colorectal and prostate cancer
11. Male or female factor infertility -- men suffer just the same

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/22/2016)... , June 22, 2016  The American College of Medical ... Show Executive Magazine as one of the fastest-growing trade ... 25-27 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas ... highest percentage of growth in each of the following categories: ... companies and number of attendees. The 2015 ACMG Annual Meeting ...
(Date:6/22/2016)... , June 22, 2016   ... management and verification solutions, has partnered with ... software solutions for Visitor Management, Self-Service Kiosks ... provides products that add functional enhancements to ... provides corporations and venues with an automated ...
(Date:6/22/2016)... On Monday, the Department of Homeland Security ... solutions for the Biometric Exit Program. The Request for ... (CBP), explains that CBP intends to add biometrics to ... United States , in order to deter visa ... Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160622/382209LOGO ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... on what they believe could be a new and helpful biomarker for malignant ... Click here to read it now. , Biomarkers are components in ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Parallel 6 , the leading software as a service ... Virtual Patient Encounter CONSULT module which enables both audio and video telemedicine communication ... , Using the CONSULT module, patients and physicians can schedule a face to face ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... Newly created ... services and solutions to the healthcare market. The company's primary focus is on ... sales and marketing strategies that are necessary to help companies efficiently bring their ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... Hill, N.C. (PRWEB) , ... June 27, 2016 ... ... U.S. commercial operations for Amgen, will join the faculty of the University ... serve as adjunct professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at UNC Kenan-Flagler, with a ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: