Arlington, Va., February 14, 2017 — Today, Conservation International (CI) announced a new, multimillion-dollar fellowship initiative that joins world leaders with some of the most innovative minds in conservation. Named after its founders, CI Board members Dr. Yvonne L.K. Lui and Melani and Rob Walton, the 2017 Lui-Walton Innovators Fellowship program recognizes 15 Fellows from 11 countries with diverse backgrounds — from world leaders to first-in-class scientists and conservationists — all dedicated to saving nature and building a healthier, more productive planet.
The Yvonne L. K. Lui Foundation has supported CI-Hong Kong in its efforts to bring “Nature Is Speaking,” Conservation International’s global award-winning public awareness film campaign, to Hong Kong.
The Foundation is a proud supporter of CI-Hong Kong’s inaugural Environmental Heroes Leadership Program, piloted with the Chinese International School.
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