AG Awards: conservation in the international spotlight

By Australian Geographic | November 1, 2018

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LAST FRIDAY, 26 October, the Australian Geographic Society Gala Awards was held at the Shangri-La in Sydney, with special guests the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

We celebrated the achievements of some of Australia’s greatest conservationists and adventurers, as we do each and every year, but with the Duke and Duchess in attendance, there was a rare opportunity for conservation to make international headlines.

HRH Prince Harry made an impassioned speech on the night, speaking about the importance of turning awareness about the environment into action.

The speech, and of course, Meghan’s incredible Oscar de le Renta dress, was covered by news outlets from around the world.

 

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