In Memorandum, Jim Fowler

In Memorandum, Jim Fowler

On May 19th, we celebrated the life of Jim Fowler, one of the world’s most influential conservationists, at the Explorers Club, where he served many posts, including Honorary Chair and Honorary President.

Hordes of pajamaed kids, myself included, first “met” Jim Fowler on Wild Kingdom on Sunday night (1963-1988). For the vast majority of us, that half-hour every week was our first introduction to exotic animals in world’s we had never imagined. (Some of us also sneaked peaks while our parents watched his many visits to the Johnny Carson show. Don’t tell!) Decades later, untold numbers of us, inspired by Jim’s passion and humor, carry on his legacy working to protect and conserve and maybe, introduce a few more people to the wonders our amazing planet and wildlife, Leading the fight is Jim Fowler’s son, avid conservationist, Mark Fowler.

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