Dr. Archibald's visionary leadership in international conservation efforts
over the past 40 years has given flight to crane conservation worldwide.
In 1973, when many species of cranes were on the brink of extinction, Dr.
Archibald, along with a colleague, Dr. Ronald Sauey, established the International
Crane Foundation in Baraboo, Wisconsin as the world center for the study
and preservation of cranes. Dr. Archibald is a true conservation ambassador
who uses his unique brand of crane diplomacy to work in sensitive places.
He leverages the charisma of cranes to unite people from diverse cultures
and countries to work together to preserve the landscapes necessary for
the survival of both cranes and people. Born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia,
Canada, Dr. Archibald received his undergraduate degree from Dalhousie
University in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1968, and completed his Ph.D. at
Cornell University in 1977. In recognition of his many accomplishments,
Dr. Archibald has received four honorary doctorates and many awards including
the Gold Medal from the World Wildlife Fund, a Fellows Award from the MacArthur
Foundation, the Wildlife Conservation Medal from the Zoological Society
of San Diego, the Lilly Medal presented by the Indianapolis Zoo, and the
Douglas H. Pimlott Award from Nature Canada. In 2013, Dr. Archibald was
awarded the Order of Canada on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II, and received
the inaugural Dan W. Lufkin Prize for Environmental Leadership from the
National Audubon Society. He and his wife, Kyoko, live in the Baraboo countryside
where they enjoy gardening and aviculture.