Harrison Ford has been honored with the 2018 Jane Alexander Global Wildlife Ambassador Award for being a voice for wildlife.
According to a statement, Ford’s passion for wildlife conservation is evident in his extensive, hands-on work both in the field and in the boardroom.
“Nothing is more important to human society than preserving its natural capital. Nature does not need people, people need nature,” Ford said. “Our health relies entirely on the vitality of our fellow species on Earth.”
Ford is an Honorary Chair of the Indianapolis Prize and has been part of Conservation International for more than 25 years, where he is on the Executive Committee and active in the organization’s design and growth.
He will receive the award on September 29 at the Indianapolis Prize Gala presented by Cummins Inc., to be held in downtown Indianapolis.
The award is named in recognition of Tony and Emmy-winning actor and conservation advocate Jane Alexander. The Wildlife Ambassador Award honors individuals who have been effective, credible and consistent voices for wildlife.