The Earth Organization Founder is honoured
At a presentation in Washington on Saturday journalist Tom Clynes named conservationist Lawrence Anthony amongst his six most impressive and influential people in a lifetime of reporting. The list includes luminaries such as Sir Edmund Hilary the first person to climb Mt Everest.
The full list is as follows.
- Sir Edmund Hilary: The first man to climb Mt Everest.
- J Michael Fay: Pioneering ecologist responsible for the groundbreaking Mega Transect and Mega Flyover
- Lawrence Anthony: South African conservationist and author, perhaps best known for his daring rescue of the Baghdad Zoo during the Iraq war.
- Nathan Wolfe: Internationally respected virologist for his studies on “origins of major human infectious diseases”
- Konrad Steffan: Climatologist famous for his groundbreaking studies of Climate Change and sea level rise.
- Dr Mike Ryan: Epidemiologist, coordinator of the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network at the World Health Organization in Geneva.
Clynes is a respected international journalist and author. A Pew Fellow in International Journalism, he is contributing editor to National Geographic Adventure, and twice winner of the prestigious Explorers Club Thomas Lowell award. His book “Music Festivals from Bach to Blues” won the American Library Association’s Reference Book of the Year award in 1997. His articles appear regularly in major international publications.