Established through a gift from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation in 2002 to celebrate and recognize unsung conservation heroes working in the field, the National Geographic Society/Buffett Award for Leadership in Conservation is given each year to two outstanding conservationists, one in Latin America and one in Africa. The award acknowledges the winners’ remarkable work and lifetime contributions that further the understanding and practice of conservation in their countries.
As co-founder and director of the Global Penguin Society, an international science-based conservation coalition dedicated to the survival and protection of the world’s penguin species, Borboroglu’s work focuses on different aspects of the ecology, management and conservation of seabirds, with special emphasis on penguins. He has been involved in marine conservation since 1989.
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