Stephen Kress has been smitten by the playful and brightly coloured Atlantic puffin since his early 20s. But hunters and fishermen had almost eradicated them from Maine’s offshore islands in the 19th century. 
The innovative techniques that Kress used to bring them back – from artificial nests to mirrors and decoys – have produced major changes in seabird conservation over the past three decades. His dedication to Atlantic puffins has inspired rescue projects for 48 other bird species in 14 countries around the world. 1987 Rolex Laureate.  #RolexAwards #AnyoneCanChangeEverything #EndangeredSpecies
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