The Grandest Prize in the World for Leading Animal Conversationalists and Environmentalists
The 39 nominees for the Indianapolis Prize include the men and women who are among the most outstanding animal conversationalists in their fields. In the world of animal advocacy there is no grander prize and recognition than the combination of the Indianapolis Prize and the Lilly Medal. Learn what winning the Indianapolis Prize and the Lilly Medal means to the top animal conversationalists in both monetary support and peer recognition. Listen while Mike Crowther, President and CEO of the Indianapolis Zoological Society discusses past winners and this year’s nominees.
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Michael I. Crowther, President and CEO of the Indianapolis Zoological Society... His personal and professional focus is the conservation of wild things and wild places, and he believes that the accredited zoos and aquariums of the world can play an important role in building connections between humans and nature, resulting in increased personal conservation action. Mike and his team developed the Indianapolis Zoo’s strategy of promoting sustainability via three primary resources: The Zoo’s Polly H. Hix Institute for Conservation and Research; The Indianapolis Prize; and Zoo-based and virtual exhibits designed to engage, enlighten, and empower the public.