Moore Capital founder earns Audubon Medal

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Protecting: Louis M. Bacon joins Rachel Carson and Jimmy Carter as winners of the Audubon Society award.

Louis M. Bacon will receive one of America's most prestigious conservation awards — the Audubon Medal — at a Jan. 17 fundraising gala in New York hosted by the National Audubon Society.

The award recognizes outstanding conservation achievements, and Mr. Bacon is only the 52nd person in the National Audubon Society's 107-year history to receive the honor. Previous winners include Rachel Carson, Walt Disney and Jimmy Carter.

Mr. Bacon is founder and CEO of Moore Capital Management LP, New York, which manages $15 billion in global macro hedge fund strategies, but he also has worked with more than 100 environmental groups over 20-plus years to protect land and water resources in the Bahamas, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, New York, North Carolina and elsewhere.

“We are pleased to be able to award the Audubon Medal to Louis Bacon in recognition of his significant and diverse efforts to preserve and protect key natural ecosystems,” said B. Holt Thrasher, chairman of the board of New York-based National Audubon Society, in a statement.

Mr. Bacon could not be reached for comment.

This article originally appeared in the January 7, 2013 print issue as, "Moore Capital founder earns Audubon Medal".