2008 Indianapolis Prize Winner
George Schaller, Ph.D.
Lion, Snow Leopard, Gorilla, Panda
Known as one of the founding fathers of modern wildlife conservation and relentless in his pursuit to save endangered species across the globe since 1952, Dr. George Schaller’s successes are vast and span the animal kingdom.
He has worked tirelessly to help lions in the Serengeti, gorillas in central Africa, tigers in India, jaguars in Brazil and giant pandas in China, and now focuses efforts on big cats as vice president for Panthera. Schaller has inspired countless field biologists, notable in their own right, and while advancing beyond 80 years of age, shows no signs of slowing down.