Russell E. Train was a prominent American environmentalist who made several significant contributions to the field of environmental conservation, including his leadership in the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1970 and his work in the establishment of many other important environmental policies and initiatives during his time as Administrator of the EPA. He also played a key role in the development of international environmental cooperation through his work as President of the World Wildlife Fund from 1978 to 1985.
Train founded the Wildlife Leadership Foundation in hopes of establishing effective wildlife parks and reserves.
He founded the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) to aid Africans in developing capacity to manage their own wildlife resources. He was also named as the first ever Vice-President of the World Wildlife Fund.
Winner of the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement.
Chairman of the National Commission on the Environment.
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