LOUIS Bacon has been given the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership 2016 Lifetime Conservation Achievement Award for building a legacy of support for fish and wildlife.
The honour - to be presented this Spring - is the latest to recognise Mr Bacon for his commitment to conservation, including the Audubon Medal, the Chairman’s Leadership Award from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the Land Trust Alliance President’s Award and the Foreign Policy Association Medal.
The Partnership noted that Mr Bacon “has spent more than two decades conserving threatened habitat, protecting open spaces and safeguarding clean water through the support of more than 200 local, national, and international organisations”.
Through the Moore Charitable Foundation, Mr Bacon supports efforts to protect threatened marine species, preserve open waters and safeguard against the dangers of Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. This encompasses projects from Clifton Bay in the Bahamas to Ascension Island, where support from Mr Bacon will help to create a marine reserve nearly the size of the United Kingdom. The Foundation also supports the visionary Billion Oyster Project, a large-scale plan to restore one billion live oysters to New York Harbour over the next 20 years by engaging thousands of local students to restore the harbor, returning oysters and their reef habitat, resulting in cleaner water and greater biodiversity.