New York, NY (PRWEB) February 6, 2007
George A. Furness, Jr. President of the Conservation Treaty Support Fund, has been named Cambridge Who's Who Executive of the Year in International Wildlife Living Resources Conservation. While inclusion in Cambridge Who's Who is an honor, only one member in each discipline is named the Cambridge Who's Who Executive of the Year. The Cambridge Who's Who selection committee hand picks these special Who's Who honorees based on accomplishments, academic achievement, leadership, and service.
The lists of George A. Furness, Jr. accomplishments include former US Foreign Service Officer: Deputy Director, Office of Ecology and Conservation; International Wildlife and Conservation Officer. Also had charge of the US International Visitor Program and Office of International Conferences. Mr. Furness served in Vietnam, France, Ireland and Japan. He also served as Secretary of the Board of the Audubon Naturalist Society.
CTSF is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to helping international wild living resources conservation agreements. Over 150 nations, representing most of the peoples of the world, have adhered to these treaties, pledging their best efforts to ensure the maintenance of our natural heritage, for its own sake and the benefit of people.
The unique mission of the Conservation Treaty Support Fund (CTSF) is to support major inter-governmental treaties which conserve wild natural resources for their own sake and the benefit of people. The Fund believes these undertakings have the best potential for global conservation, because they stem from the will of the nations of the world, are premised on the goal of sustaining living natural resources.
The vital importance of conserving the environment and rapidly disappearing wild natural resources is now universally recognized as essential for sustaining the livelihood and quality of life of mankind. For example," a large percentage of the world's medicines are derived directly or indirectly from wild plants and animals. Each species lost can mean a dramatic cure unrealized. Each cure found can mean a new crop or a new industry for a developing country."
The future of the human populations of developing countries depends largely on their capacity to husband natural resources, either for internal consumption or external trade. We must ensure that native peoples have positive motivation to preserve endangered species and their habitats. This can only be secured through international cooperation.
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