National Treasure #159: Harvey Locke

Thus says Wiki about Harvey Locke:

Conservationist, writer, photographer.Recognized global leader in the field of parks, wilderness, wildlife and large landscape conservation.Founded the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, with the goal to create a continuous corridor for wildlife from Yellowstone National Park in the United States to the Yukon in Northern Canada.Co-founded the Nature Needs Half movement. Named one of Canada’s leaders for the 21st century by Time Magazine Canada.


  • J.B. Harkin Medal for Conservation (2013)
  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2013)
  • Fred M. Packard Award for outstanding service to protected areas (2014)
  • Gold Leaf Award from the Canadian Council on Ecological Areas (2014)

Born in Calgary, he now lives in Banff.

He was interviewed on CBC Radio recently, and didn’t mention Edmund O. Wilson’s biodiversity movement, Half Earth Project, but the connection to his own Nature Needs Half movement seems obvious to me. It’s almost 45 minutes, but he’s an articulate and interesting speaker.


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