10 May '11, 1pm

Conservation loses a champion - Dr Kenton R. Miller, a globally-recognized leader in protected area management

IUCN is deeply saddened by the loss of one of nature conservation’s leading lights. Dr Kenton R. Miller, a former IUCN Director General and globally-recognized leader in protected area management, passed away yesterday. Kenton Miller served as IUCN Director General from 1983 to 1988 and recently finished a third term as Chair of IUCN’s World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA). He also recently retired as Vice President for Conservation and Development following 15 years of service at the World Resources Institute (WRI). As mentor to many conservation leaders around the world, Kenton Miller was recognized particularly for his energetic promotion of innovation and learning related to planning and managing national parks and other protected areas. Most recently he sought to raise awareness among park professionals of the growing challenges facing protected areas from climat...

Full article: http://www.iucn.org/knowledge/news/?7459

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