Don Henry

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Don Henry, Australia Conservation Foundation Executive Director.

"In the 1980s Don Henry campaigned for the protection of Moreton Island, Great Barrier Reef Islands, the rainforests of north Queensland and Cape York.

"As Director of the Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland and the editor of Wildlife Australia he succeeded in generating grassroots support for conservation among both rural and city people.

"He has served as a Commissioner with the Australian Heritage Commission, President of the Australian Committee for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and the Moreton Island Protection Committee.

"In 1991 he was awarded a Global 500 Environment Award from the United Nations Environment Program.

"From 1989-92 he was the Australian Director of the World Wide Fund for Nature.

"He was then based in Washington DC with WWF, working as Director of the South Pacific program (1992-95), the Asia-Pacific program (1995-96) and the Global Forest program (1996-98).

"He co-chaired a global forest initiative with the World Bank designed to conserve 250 million hectares of forests. In 1998 he returned to Australia to take up the position of Executive Director of ACF.

"Most recently in 2008, Don Henry was named Equity Trustees’ Not For Profit 2008 CEO of the Year. The prestigious award recognises outstanding leadership and is the pre-eminent award for the not-for-profit sector." [1]

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  1. Don Henry, ACF, accessed May 5 2009.
  2. Climate Reality Project Board, organizational web page, accessed December 6, 2014.