National Audubon Society Gala Dinner
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Honoring Louis Bacon with the Audubon Medal and George Archibald with the Dan W. Lufkin Prize for Environmental Leadership
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The Plaza Hotel, New York, NY
Master of Ceremonies - Tom Brokaw
Bette Midler to Sing
The National Audubon Society will honor two exceptional conservationists at the organization's first gala to jointly award the Audubon Medal and the inaugural Dan W. Lufkin Prize for Environmental Leadership on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at The Plaza in New York City.
The Audubon Medal is given in recognition of outstanding achievement in the field of conservation and environmental protection. Launched in 1947, the Medal is one of the highest honors in conservation. "We are pleased to be able to award the Audubon Medal to Louis Bacon in recognition of his significant and diverse efforts to preserve and protect key natural ecosystems," said Holt Thrasher, Chairman of the Board of National Audubon.
The Dan W. Lufkin Prize for Environmental Leadership is a new award, created to recognize Dan W. Lufkin's lifetime commitment to the environment and to honor an individual who has dedicated his or her life to on-the-ground conservation. George Archibald will be the first recipient of this award for his tireless efforts to protect all species of cranes and their habitats throughout the world.
"This award will become a signature prize in the field of conservation innovation. The scale of the challenges we face in conservation demand big, bold ideas. Dan Lufkin and his family have made it possible to honor and encourage true heroes, and George Archibald exemplifies this vision," said David Yarnold, Audubon's President and CEO.
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