Fwd: [campam] Fw: Dr. Karen Eckert Winner of International Conservation Award
- [Thanks to Alessandra for surfacing this
well-deserved award to our good friend and
colleague Karen Eckert. Don't we like the irony
of an award for a career devoted to sea turtle
preservation is being presented in Calgary!
congratulations Karen . . .
bruce potter for all of the Island Resources
Foundation members and Associates.]
>Cc: "Diana McCaulay" <jet@...>
>Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2003 12:09:21 -0500
>Subject: [campam] Fw: Dr. Karen Eckert Winner of
>International Conservation Award
>Dr. Karen Eckert Winner of International
>Conservation AwardFYI CaMPAM members.
>Congratulations Karen for this well deserved
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Costello, Camille (ccaj)
>Sent: Friday, September 26, 2003 1:40 PM
>Subject: Dr. Karen Eckert Winner of International Conservation Award
>Pasted below is an advance copy of a press
>release announcing Dr. Karen Eckert as winner of
>an International Conservation Award.
>The ceremony will take place on Tuesday, Sept.
>30 in Calgary, Canada. Please contact me if you
>require additional information.
>Camille L. Costello
>Public & Government Affairs/Media Relations
>6001 Bollinger Canyon Road Suite A2249
>San Ramon, California 94583
>Tel: 925/842-2583 Fax: 925/842-2669
>Mail to: ccaj@...
><<Eckert Release.doc>> <<CCAP FACT SHEET.doc>>
>North Carolina's Eckert Wins International
>Environmental Award for Sea Turtle Protection
>Wider Caribbean Sea Turtle Conservation Network Executive Director
>Honored by the ChevronTexaco Conservation Awards
>CALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA, September 30, 2003 -
>Endangered sea turtles have their own
>"conservation ambassador" in Dr. Karen Eckert.
>For her efforts to bring together nearly 40
>governments, the United Nations and
>conservationists in the Caribbean region to save
>sea turtles, Eckert today was named one of six
>winners of the 49th annual ChevronTexaco
> As executive director of Wider Caribbean
>Sea Turtle Conservation Network (WIDECAST),
>Eckert has created the largest network of sea
>turtle research and conservation projects in the
>world. Her ability to find collaborative
>solutions that balance community needs and
>marine protection has reversed the decline of
>sea turtles in the Caribbean region. Today,
>WIDECAST, based at the Duke University Marine
>Laboratory in North Carolina, provides a model
>for community-based marine resource management.
> "Creating meaningful partnerships is the
>key to building a future where humans and sea
>turtles can live together in balance," said
> Under her leadership, WIDECAST has
>developed alternative livelihoods for
>communities once dependent on sea turtle
>harvesting and helped nations collaborate on
>eliminating poaching and illegal product sales.
>WIDECAST also trains wildlife officers, protects
>nesting beaches, conducts research, drafts
>legislation, sponsors public awareness
>campaigns, develops guidelines for "sea turtle
>eco-tourism" and launches grass-roots
>Other 2003 ChevronTexaco Conservation Award
>winners include: Dr. Laurie Marker, for her
>remarkable efforts to save cheetahs from
>extinction in Africa; Susan Seacrest, who
>launched the Groundwater Foundation, now an
>international model for protecting aquifers;
>Elizabeth Cushman Titus Putnam, founder of The
>Student Conservation Association, the nation's
>leading conservation service organization for
>young people; acclaimed Canadian wildlife artist
>and naturalist Robert Bateman for his
>environmental and youth art education programs;
>and, David Livermore, director of The Nature
>Conservancy of Utah, for protecting more than
>800,000 acres of public and private land in Utah
>An independent panel of leading conservationists
>selected the winners. Award recipients were
>honored at ceremonies at the Glenbow Museum in
>Calgary, Canada, and received a US$10,000 prize.
>Since its founding in 1954 by the late Ed Zern,
>an acclaimed American outdoors writer, the
>ChevronTexaco Conservation Awards have honored
>more than 1,000 volunteers, professionals and
>organizations for their practical and creative
>solutions to environmental challenges.
>ChevronTexaco Conservation Award recipients have
>helped to protect wildlife, restore wilderness,
>create natural preserves and parks, and
>institute educational programs to heighten
># # #
>Camille Costello at 925.842.2583, ccaj@...
>or Peter Bartelme at 925-842-2590, brtp@...
>ChevronTexaco Conservation Awards
>Mission The ChevronTexaco
>Conservation Awards recognize outstanding
>contributions of individuals and organizations
>to conserving natural resources. Since 1954,
>more than 1,000 awards program recipients from
>around the globe have helped to protect
>wildlife, restore wilderness, create natural
>preserves and parks, and institute educational
>programs to heighten environmental awareness.
>Furthermore, by recognizing conservation
>efforts, the awards program educates and
>inspires others to preserve natural resources.
>Location In 2003, six
>recipients will be honored at a gala ceremony on
>September 30 at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary,
>western Canada's largest museum, with thousands
>of historical, modern and contemporary works
>from the northwest of continental North America.
>ChevronTexaco selects a different host city each
>year where unique solutions to environmental
>challenges have been created through
>partnerships between industry, non-profits and
>the public sector.
>Ed Zern: Founder The program was
>originally created in 1954 by the late Ed Zern,
>an acclaimed American outdoors writer. He
>believed that an important factor in the success
>of all nominees is the ability to work
>effectively with diverse organizations to
>achieve consensus and to develop practical ways
>to meet difficult environmental challenges.
>reputation as an industry leader in
>environmental responsibility has been earned
>through the hard work and commitment of its
>employees and a strong corporate policy devoted
>to the responsible management of natural
>resources. With operations in more than 180
>countries, ChevronTexaco conducts its business
>in diversity of environments around the world.
>Throughout these operations - in exploration,
>production, manufacturing, marketing, and
>research - environmental stewardship is not only
>corporate policy; it is the guiding ethic of the
>people who are ChevronTexaco. A few examples of
>ChevronTexaco's commitment to environmental
>partnerships in communities in which it operates
>· Chevron Canada Resources (CCR), a
>wholly owned subsidiary of ChevronTexaco, was
>the first corporate sponsor of the Ann & Sandy
>Cross Conservation Area, a 4,800 acre nature
>preserve south and west of Calgary.
>· Since 1987, CCR has invested close to
>$500,000 in education programs and a
>conservation center. More than 25,000 school
>children have taken part in this "outdoor
>classroom experience" to date.
>· CCR recently partnered with the City
>of Calgary and the Parks Foundation to develop
>an award-winning environmental education pathway
>at Prince's Island Park in downtown Calgary.
>· A partnership between the Galveston
>Bay Foundation of Houston and ChevronTexaco -
>involving hundreds of volunteers, educational
>programs and financial support - is helping to
>address environmental challenges facing
>· In Papua New Guinea, ChevronTexaco
>established a precedent-setting World Wildlife
>Fund Partnership to protect rare wildlife and
>one of the world's most fragile rainforests.
>· ChevronTexaco is the single largest
>corporate donor to The Yosemite Fund. Since
>1990, ChevronTexaco has contributed $2 million
>and nearly 35,000 hours of volunteer time by
>3,500 employees who have restored 60 acres in
>California's Yosemite Valley.
>Judging Process An independent panel of
>leading conservationists selects six award
>winners. Judges include:
>· Helen Engle, Director, National Audubon Society Board of Directors.
>· B.J. Griffin, Executive Director,
>Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, Calif. and a
>former Superintendent of Yosemite National Park.
>· Jack Lorenz, Co-Founder, Wildlife Habitat Council.
>· Patrick Noonan, Chairman, The Conservation Fund.
>· Nancy Pearlman, Founder, The Ecology
>Center of Southern California and Project
>· Andrea J. Yank, Executive Director,
>Natural Resources Council of America.
>· Dr. Tom Beck, Environmental
>Consultant, prominent leader in the
>environmental and conservation movement in
>Honoree Benefits Award recipients will be
>honored at a gala ceremony September 30, 2003 in
>Calgary, Canada, receive US$10,000, a round-trip
>airfare for two to Calgary and two nights
>lodging. The work of the winners also is
>publicized on their behalf to increase awareness
>of their organization as well as to educate and
>inspire others to preserve natural resources.
>History Past corporate
>sponsors include American Motors (1954-1980);
>Gulf Oil Company (1981-1985); Chevron
>Corporation (1985-1993); Chevron, in partnership
>with Times Mirror Magazines (1994-1996); Chevron
>Corporation (1996 to the present ChevronTexaco).
>Information For details, visit
>the ChevronTexaco Conservation Awards web site
>News media should call Camille Costello at
>925-842-2583, or Peter Bartelme at 925-842-2590.
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