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
12/6/12 Baraboo News Republic ICF co-founder earns national award, will donate $100,000 prize
1/16/13 The Wall Street Journal Birds of a Feather Honored in Environmental Award
1/16/13 The Capital Times Crane Foundation founder wins $100,000 conservation prize
1/17/13 The New York Observer To Do Thursday: An Evening for the Boids
1/18/13 Audubon Magazine The Man Who Saves Cranes
1/18/13 Vanity Fair The Time Maya Lin Came Between a Mountain Lion Family (and Other Adventures in Nature)
1/18/13 Forbes Louis Bacon Loves Birds, Bette Midler Can't Remember, And Other Scenes From The Audubon Gala
1/18/13 Bloomberg News Bacon’s Birds, Tudor Jones Roast, Fowl Ladies: N.Y. Scene
1/18/13 Du Jour A NIGHT FOR THE BIRDS
1/21/13 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel George Archibald wins $100,000 award for crane conservation
View the Audubon film on Dr. George Archibald shown at the Audubon Gala: Tribute to George Archibald: Recipient of the Inaugural Dan W. Lufkin Environmental Leadership Award