On Wednesday in Washington D.C., Greenwich hedge funder and philanthropist Paul Tudor Jones II was one of three to receive the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership’s (TRCP) 2014 Lifetime Conservation Achievement Award at the TRCP’s sixth annual awards dinner at the Decatur House on Lafayette Square. The two others honored were U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Thad Cochran.
Jones was cited by the TRCP as “a champion for conservation,” and praised for his efforts in restoring the Everglades in Florida (he chairs the Everglades Foundation) , for working to stop poaching in Africa, and for his role “in building the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (a TRCP partner) into one of the nation’s most effective forces for conservation.”
“Above all,” said TRCP President and CEO Whit Fosburgh, “Paul Tudor Jones is a pragmatic conservationist who understands instinctively that people are part of the land and that we are duty-bound to leave a natural legacy to future generations…He is a tireless champion for America’s Everglades, Africa’s rhinos and elephants, and the power of public-private partnerships to conserve the lands and waters that sustain us all.”