People & organizations

From ANIMAL PEOPLE, June 2006:

Horst Kleinschmidt, 60, former deputy director general of
the South African environment department and former deputy chair of
the International Whaling Commission, has joined the Sea Shepherd
Conservation Society advisory board and became a sitting member of
Sea Shepherd South Africa, Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson
announced on May 15, 2006. “In 1998, Horst was awarded the Order
of the Polar Star, First Class, and was knighted by the King of
Sweden,” Watson recalled. “In 1991, he was awarded the Bruno
Kreisky Prize for Services to Human Rights, in recognition of his
decades of struggles against apartheid in South Africa.”

The Philadelphia Zoo in early May announced that longtime
banking executive Vikram H. Dewan, 51, would succeed Pete Hoskins,
58, as executive director, effective June 12. Hoskins headed the
zoo for 13 years, after serving as the Philadelphia city streets
commissioner.

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