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Chicago – Dr. George Archibald, Co-Founder and Senior Conservationist of the International Crane Foundation, was honored for his lifelong dedication to cranes and their habitats by the Chicago Zoological Society. Dr. Archibald received the prestigious George B. Rabb Conservation Medal during the 12th annual Conservation Leadership Awards Dinner on September 30.
“Receiving the George B. Rabb award is a great honor for all of us on the team at the International Crane Foundation, where we strive to make this world a better place for cranes and those who live among cranes. This honor has even greater significance because of how deeply I respect the conservation contributions of the Chicago Zoological Society and George Rabb. I am grateful for this recognition of my work with cranes, who are true global conservation ambassadors,” said Dr. Archibald.
The George B. Rabb Conservation Medal honors Dr. George Archibald for his lifelong efforts to conserve rare crane species and their habitats. Dr. Archibald is known around the world as a leading scientific authority on cranes. He has a long history of uniting people from diverse cultures and countries to work together to preserve the landscapes necessary for the survival of cranes and people. In 1973, when several crane species faced extinction, Archibald, along with Cornell University colleague, Ronald Sauey, Ph.D., co-founded the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, Wisconsin, as the world center for the study and preservation of cranes. Today, the International Crane Foundation’s team of 75 staff and close partners work in more than 55 countries on five continents.
Learn more about Dr. George Archibald and the International Crane Foundation at www.savingcranes.org.
The International Crane Foundation works worldwide to conserve cranes and the ecosystems, watersheds,
and flyways on which they depend.