posted: 19th Nov 2014 by jools
photo © WWF / Fergus Burnett
SFPT is very proud of our Chair:
WWF honours lifelong commitment to nature
"WWF has presented the 2014 Duke of Edinburgh Conservation Award to noted British conservationist Gathorne Gathorne-Hardy, 5th Earl of Cranbrook. For over fifty years, Lord Cranbrook has been a global leader in the fields of mammalogy, ornithology and zooarchaeology. The WWF award cites Lord Cranbrook’s exemplary commitment to the natural world, particularly for supporting conservation efforts in Malaysia, Brunei and the United Kingdom at national, regional and local levels."
He is also a zoologist and environmental biologist, who was awarded the Royal Geographical Society's Founder's Gold Medal in 1995. We are very grateful for the time and energy he devotes to preserving Suffolk’s flora and the expertise he brings to our aim of recreating wild flower meadows.