A Lifelong Dedication to Cranes
George and Dr. Ronald Sauey established the International Crane Foundation (ICF) in the spring of 1973, as the world center for the study and preservation of cranes. Dr. Archibald received his undergraduate degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and completed his Ph.D. at Cornell University. For 27 years George served as the President of ICF. Today he continues to advance ICF’s mission in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bhutan, Cuba, China, India, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, South Korea and Russia.
In recognition of his accomplishments, George has received four honorary doctorates and many awards, including the Gold Medal from the World Wildlife Fund, a Fellows Award from the MacArthur Foundation, the Wildlife Conservation Medal from the Zoological Society of San Diego, the Lilly Medal and Indianapolis Prize presented by the Indianapolis Zoo (view award video), the Douglas H. Pimlott Award from Nature Canada, and the Dan W. Lufkin Prize for Environmental Leadership from The Audubon Society.
Follow Dr. Archibald’s work through Travels with George
11/18/13 I Remember Milwaukee Public Television's Jim Peck interviews ICF Co-founder George Archibald
10/9/13 Birdwatching ICF co-founder George Archibald discusses cranes, wind power, hunting, and a bird named Tex
7/12/13 Portage Daily Register Birds of a Feather: 40 years later, the International Crane Foundation is saving more than birds - they are saving environments
1/18/13 Audubon Magazine The Man Who Saves Cranes