Jim Fowler

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Jim Fowler

"One of the world's best-known naturalists and host of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, Jim Fowler has presented information about wildlife and the wilderness to the American public for more than 30 years. As Executive Director of Mutual of Omaha's Wildlife Heritage Center, he is a frequent guest and speaker at fundraising events throughout the country, supporting zoos, nature science centers, conservation organizations, and state and federal wildlife agencies. Graduating with degrees in zoology and geology, Mr. Fowler has worked with numerous wildlife and conservation projects throughout the world. He is President of the Fowler Center for Wildlife Education in New York, and sits on the boards of the Explorers' Club, Friends of Conservation, the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, and Global Communications for Conservation (GCC). He recently received the prestigious Explorers' Club Medal, the club's highest honor, as well as the 1995 Safari Planet Earth award for his outstanding achievements in caring for our planet. The National Council of State Garden Clubs, Inc. also awarded Mr. Fowler with its highest achievement award, the Gold Seal, in recognition of his contributions to environmental causes. With GCC's support, he recently founded O.W.L., a national organization for professional wildlife lecturers that sets standards for this important educational method. Mr. Fowler's first book, "Jim Fowler's Wildest Places on Earth," was published by Time-Life and Mutual of Omaha's Wildlife Heritage Center in the fall of 1993." [1]

He is on the advisory board of the Virtue Foundation.

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  1. Lindbergh Award, Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation, accessed November 20, 2009.