Did you know that your version of Internet Explorer is out of date?
To get the best possible experience using our website we recommend downloading one of the browsers below.

Internet Explorer 10, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari.

Spider, Ant Species Named In Honor Of Harrison Ford's Conservation Efforts

Like us on Facebook:
The current article you are reading does not reflect the views of the current editors and contributors of the new Ecorazzi

harrison fordHere’s an interesting fact: Harrison Ford is the only film icon who has a species of spiders (Calponia harrisonfordi) and ants (Pheidole harrisonfordi) named after him in honor of his dedicated conservation work.

The actor mentioned in a recent interview with the San Diego Union-Tribune that a scientist had also wanted to name a species of butterfly after him as well, “but I asked them to name it after my daughter instead. So here I am — only three species (the spider, the ant and himself).”

Ford, who has sat on the board of the global nonprofit group Conservation International for nearly 20 years, also talked about the failure of modern day humans to comprehend their connection with nature.

“I’m moved by the reality that we are interdependent organisms in a biotic community and that we have an arrogance unlike any other member of that biotic community which prohibits us from seeing the reality of our situation and allows us to commit such incredible folly at the expense of nature and the future that our kids have,’’ he said.

Check out the rest of the great interview here. Ford’s latest movie, Extraordinary Measures, opened in theaters last weekend.

Like us on Facebook:
0 Comments

Why we SHOULDN’T genetically ‘disenhance’ animals

Creating bandaid “solutions” to ethical problems we’ve created doesn’t address the issue at hand

What you can do if live exports disturb you

The outcry should go further than importation and should be directed at the fact that the animals in question were on their way to slaughter in the first place.

Wicked Good Opportunity

Bloomberg reports that the introduction of “vegan ranges” is at least partially responsible for improving Tesco’s finances.