BigAmerica's conservation organization dedicated to protecting wildlife is honoring Lindblad Expeditions with its Conservation Achievement Award for Corporate Achievement. Lindblad Expeditions, the pioneering expedition travel company, works in partnership with National Geographic to inspire people to explore and care about the planet. Founded by Sven Lindblad in 1979, Lindblad Expeditions believes that business and conservation go hand in hand, providing real value to guests, to the local communities where they operate, and to Lindblad's business over the long term.
Lindblad Expeditions' educationally oriented voyages to remote and pristine destinations such as Antarctica, the Arctic, Alaska, Baja California and Galapagos allow guests to interact with leading scientists, naturalists and researchers while discovering stunning natural environments, above and below the sea, through state-of-the-art exploration tools.
In addition to providing awe-inspiring travel opportunities, Lindblad Expeditions has worked hard to be a leader in environmental stewardship. In recent months, the company announced a comprehensive Climate Change Action Plan aimed at minimizing its environmental footprint. And, this past summer, Lindblad Expeditions hosted a high-level Arctic summit of top business, religious and political leaders to maximize awareness and inspire action on global environmental issues.
"Lindblad Expeditions maintains a deep appreciation of our world's natural and cultural environments," said National Wildlife Federation President and CEO Larry Schweiger. "It is an honor to recognize this company's commitment to climate stewardship and desire to pass a healthy planet along to future generations."
Sven Lindblad, President and Founder of Lindblad Expeditions, said of the award, "Conservation and environmental stewardship are core tenets of Lindblad Expeditions' business philosophy and we are honored to receive this recognition from NWF, a leading organization in wildlife protection."
NWF annually reviews hundreds of wildlife-viewing programs around the globe to select the world's best programs for discovering wildlife while traveling responsibly. In this arena, Lindblad Expeditions consistently is recognized for their outstanding tours to Baja, Galapagos and Alaska and has four itineraries that made it onto NWF's list of the 30 Best Wildlife-Viewing Tours of 2009. See www.nwf.org/expeditions for more information.