On June 24, in Washington, D.C., Sfr-Contemporary 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 constructive change within the ﬁeld of conservation follow, concept and analysis.
“There may be merely no increased goal than that to guard and protect our world’s most valuable 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 might be the world’s handiest coordinated effort to avoid wasting 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 avoid wasting the world.
He was chosen from a pool of dozens of exceptional candidates representing 16 international locations throughout 5 continents who lead conservation tasks that span the globe in nearly 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!