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David Suzuki Foundation
THE DAVID SUZUKI Foundation is an independent Canadian charity, based in Vancouver, British Columbia, which has worked since 1990 to protect biological diversity and quality of life. Through science and education, the foundation works broadly to advance principles of sustainability. Dr. David Suzuki, one of Canada's best-known contemporary environmental advocates, built his career first as a geneticist, and then as a broadcaster, journalist, and popular educator. In November 2004, Dr. Suzuki was voted fifth in the Canadian Broadcasting Corporations (CBC's) Top Ten Greatest Canadians. Other significant awards include: 15 honorary doctorate degrees, a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) prize for science, a United Nations Environment Program medal, various honors from Canada's First Nation peoples, and induction as an Officer of the Order of Canada (Canada's highest civilian honor for outstanding lifetime achievement). Dr. Suzuki has hosted the CBC's award-winning The Nature of Things since 1979, and The ...