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Brian Keating honoured with lifetime conservation award

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Since 1975, the Canadian Outdoorsperson of the Year Award has been presented every year to someone who has demonstrated an active and enduring commitment to conservation. The award was renamed in honour of CWF’s founding president Stan Hodgkiss.

As a conservationist and communicator, Brian Keating has been leading groups on nature-based trips for more than 40 years, exploring some of the greatest wildlife areas on the planet. He’s a CBC Radio regular and, for many years, was on the Discovery
Channel. He is in high demand as an international speaker, presenting at some 50 events a year. His wife, Dee, is a physician and
keen naturalist who always joins him on his adventures. Together, they have explored nearly 50 countries on all seven continents. He
has worked with world-renowned conservationists Bob Sandford, Bob Peart and Jane Goodall (who in 2011 said, “Brian has inspired
thousands to share his love of nature. I wish we could clone him.”). In turn, Keating has been an effective and well-respected mentor
to thousands of students and aspiring conservationists, inspiring a generation to work together to find solutions to complex conservation issues in Canada and abroad. (From the Canadian Wildlife Federation magazine)

To read more about other recipients of the yearly awards, please click here.