National Audubon Society 2018 Gala

Snowy Owl. Photo: Andy Rouse/NPL/Minden Pictures

The National Audubon Society is pleased to join in a celebration of birds, nature, and three outstanding conservation leaders. We will be presenting Sir David Attenborough with the Audubon Medal, Dave Morine with the Dan W. Lufkin Prize for Environmental Leadership, and Peggy Shepard with the President's Award.

THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018

RAINBOW ROOM

30 ROCKEFELLER PLAZA
NEW YORK CITY

6:30 pm COCKTAILS
7:30 pm DINNER AND AWARDS

For more information, please contact:
Mike Nuno
212.979.3030 or mnuno@audubon.org

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SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH

The Audubon Medal

Naturalist, author, and pioneer of the nature documentary, Sir David Attenborough has been educating a global audience about wildlife, ecology, and conservation for more than 60 years. His natural-history series Life on Earth captured the imagination of a generation and set a new standard for nature programming. His documentary The Life of Birds won the Peabody Award in 1999. “There is no question that birds are the most widespread and successful kind of organism in the world,” he said about the series.  Sir David has been the voice of the hit series Planet Earth and, most recently, Planet Earth 2. 

 

DAVE MORINE

Dan W. Lufkin Prize for Environmental Leadership

A renowned expert on conservation through land acquisition, Dave Morine spent nearly two decades leading The Nature Conservancy’s efforts to secure land for the long-term health of habitat, ecosystems, and biodiversity. During his tenure, he oversaw the conservation of more than three-million acres of forests, wetlands, deserts, islands, and rivers. Dave is the author of several books, including Good Dirt: Confessions of a Conservationist, Two Coots in a Canoe: An Unusual Story of Friendship, and Small Claims: My Little Trials in Life.

 

PEGGY SHEPARD

President's Award

Co-founder and Executive Director of WE ACT for Environmental Justice, Peggy works with Northern Manhattan residents and environmental justice organizations nationally to protect the environment and advance local and federal environmental health policies. She combines grassroots organizing, advocacy, coalition building, and community-based participatory research to ensure a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment for all. A past member of the Audubon New York Board of Directors, Peggy has received numerous honors, including the Audubon Women in Conservation Rachel Carson Award.

 

 

Dispatches from the 2018 Audubon Gala

 

Previous Audubon Medal Awardees

Previous Audubon Medal Awardees

First awarded in 1947, recipients have since included Walt Disney, Rachel Carson, Ted Turner, Edward O. Wilson, former President Jimmy Carter, and the Rockefeller family.

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Dan W. Lufkin Prize for Environmental Leadership

Dan W. Lufkin Prize for Environmental Leadership

The Lufkin Prize for Environmental Leadership recognizes individuals who have dedicated their entire lives to the environment and on-the-ground conservation.

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