His daring and courageous characters have made Harrison Ford a timeless hero of the silver screen, but it’s his bold, heroic devotion to planet Earth that has now earned him the 2018 Jane Alexander Global Wildlife Ambassador Award.
The acclaimed actor’s overwhelming passion is the environment. Working with Conservation International for nearly three decades, his hands-on approach includes patrolling the Hudson River by helicopter and trekking through the forests of Indonesia to understand the unsustainable palm oil crisis affecting species like orangutans in Showtime’s Years of Living Dangerously. He gave voice to the Nature is Speaking film, The Ocean, and helped secure the protection of more than 40 million acres on three continents as part of the Global Conservation Fund, making him a true hero for wild things and wild places.
The Indianapolis Prize created the Jane Alexander Global Wildlife Ambassador Award to recognize the dedicated advocacy and outreach of public figures who inspire and encourage the public to find their own role in conservation efforts, both locally and globally, and to create conversations regarding wild things and wild places.
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