On June 24, in Washington, D.C., American Humane awarded Dr. Jon Paul Rodríguez, Chair of the IUCN Species Survival Fee, with the inaugural Wolfgang Kiessling Worldwide Prize for Species Conservation. The award, created in honor of Wolfgang F. Kiessling, the founding father of Loro Parque and a globally acknowledged chief within the conservation area, is the world’s main honor for conservation and acknowledges those that obtain signiﬁcant optimistic change within the ﬁeld of conservation follow, principle and analysis.
“There’s merely no increased objective than that to guard and protect our world’s most treasured asset – animal life.” – Wolfgang Kiessling
Dr. Rodríguez has spent a lifetime combating for the preservation of the legacy of life on Earth and spearheads what could be the world’s only coordinated effort to save lots of endangered species, draw consideration and public help to the reason for species survival, and push again the horrible tide of extinction. His life’s work is – actually – to save lots of the world.
He was chosen from a pool of dozens of exceptional candidates representing 16 international locations throughout 5 continents who lead conservation initiatives that span the globe in just about each side of conservation. Every of those candidates receives our biggest respect and admiration for his or her tireless perseverance in defending our Earth’s magnificent animals.
Watch this video to be taught extra concerning the Kiessling Prize and the way Dr. Rodríguez is saving the world!