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Rolex Awards Laureates Anabel Ford (winner in 2000) and Ilse Köhler-Rollefson (2002) have very different backgrounds. Ford, from the United States, is by training an archaeologist; German Köhler-Rollefson, a veterinary surgeon. But they realized after meeting in Los Angeles in 2016 at the Rolex Awards’ 40th anniversary celebration that their projects have much in common.… Read more

On Monday 12 March 2018, Peek CEO Dr Andrew Bastawrous had the honour to speak about vision in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, other senior Members of The Royal Family, the UK Prime Minister, and delegates from across the 53 Commonwealth countries.  His reflection was part of the annual… Read more

Explorer-anthropologist and Rolex Laureate Johan Reinhard, renowned worldwide for his 1995 discovery of an Inca sacrificial mummy, called the “Ice Maiden” high in the Andes, has been honoured with the Sir Edmund Hillary Mountain Legacy Medal, which recognizes remarkable service in the conservation of culture and nature in mountainous regions. The medal was presented on… Read more

A scientific breakthrough has made saving the snow leopard – one of the world’s most rare, endangered and beautiful predators – both more complex and more feasible. For almost two decades Pakistani conservationist Shafqat Hussain has worked with the shepherds and villagers of remote Baltistan, high in the Karakorum Mountains, to dissuade them from killing… Read more

Adli Qudsi, who was renowned for his conservation work in Aleppo, Syria, before the war, died in a traffic accident in Mersin, Turkey, on 21 January. Qudsi, whose restoration of the Old City of Aleppo was rewarded with his selection as an Associate Laureate in 1998, began his reconstruction work in 1978. He described the… Read more