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March 27, 2013

Harrison Ford on Conservation

March 21, 2013

Harrison Ford, best known for his roles playing Han Solo and Indiana Jones waded in on the need for conservation. In an interview with the BBC’s Laura Trevelyan, Ford, sitting alongside Peter Seligmann of Conservation International explained in very simple terms the urgent need to invest in conservation. Seligmann went on to explain that overfishing led to the rise of Somali pirates as just one example. “It’s a lot cheaper to intervene before it becomes a national security issue,” Ford explained. “Every dollar that we spend on international conservation comes back to us.”

Ford much like Ben Affleck and his campaign to focus attention on Africa’s Congo region and other celebrities are using their star power to highlight problem areas in the world.

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