National Wildlife Federation to Honor David Suzuki at the National Conservation Achievement Awards
"His work echoes the mission of National Wildlife Federation; highlighting the interconnectivity between humans and nature."
Dr. David Suzuki has been selected as the recipient of National Wildlife Federation’s (NWF) 2014 Science award for his instrumental environmental and conservation work. Dr. David Suzuki will receive the award on Wednesday April 30, 2014, at NWF’s Conservation Achievement Awards.
"Over a lifetime David Suzuki has truly inspired individuals worldwide to protect and care about our environment," said president and CEO of National Wildlife Federation, Larry Schweiger. "His work echoes the mission of National Wildlife Federation; highlighting the interconnectivity between humans and nature."
Dr. David Suzuki is a scientist, broadcaster, author, and co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation. He is Companion to the Order of Canada and a recipient of UNESCO's Kalinga Prize for science, the United Nations Environment Program medal, the 2012 Inamori Ethics Prize, the 2009 Right Livelihood Award, and UNEP’s Global 500.
Dr.Suzuki is Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and holds 28 honorary degrees from universities around the world. He is familiar to television audiences as host of the multi-award winning long-running CBC science and natural history television series The Nature of Things, and to radio audiences as the original host of CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks, as well as the acclaimed series "It's a Matter of Survival" and "From Naked Ape to Superspecies."
In 1990 he co-founded with Dr. Tara Cullis, The David Suzuki Foundation to "collaborate with Canadians from all walks of life including government and business, to conserve our environment and find solutions that will create a sustainable Canada through science-based research, education and policy work." His written work includes more than 54 books, 19 of them for children. Dr. Suzuki lives with his wife and family in Vancouver, B.C. Dr. Suzuki and NWF are working to inspire a new generation of conservation leaders.