Dr. Lee Talbot receives two distinguished lifetime awards in September 2016



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The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) holds a World Conservation Congress every four years. In September 2016, the congress is being held in Honolulu, Hawaii and the IUCN is awarding Dr. Lee Talbot their Harold Jefferson Coolidge Medal. One of the two highest honors given by the IUCN, the award to recognize Lee’s lifelong contribution in the field of international conservation, environmental affairs and his outstanding initiatives in the field of exploration and because he has dedicated his career to the field of conservation and continues to do so today.

Also in September 2016, Lee will receive the Legacy Award of the Defenders of Wildlife at their awards dinner at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC. The Legacy is the Defenders’ highest award and it is for lifetime achievements in wildlife conservation.

For more about Dr. Lee Talbot, read the article “Mason’s Lee Talbot continues a lifetime of achievement” featured in News at Mason on 10/4/16: https://www2.gmu.edu/news/305676.

A more detailed post about Dr. Lee Talbot receiving the 2016 Harold Jefferson Coolidge Medal at the IUCN’s World Conservation Congress in September 2016 is available here: http://esp.gmu.edu/2016/09/dr-lee-m-talbot-receives-distinguished-2016-harold-j-coolidge-medal-at-iucn/.


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