In a world filled with challenges, it’s heartening to witness individuals who dedicate their lives to
making a positive impact. We are thrilled to extend our heartfelt congratulations to our very own
Executive Director, Alessandra Medri, for being chosen as the recipient of the United Nations of
Broward County Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Leaders Award. This prestigious
honor recognizes her outstanding efforts in advancing SDG #15: Life on Land.
SDG #15: Life on Land – A Vital Mission
The United Nations has outlined 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), each addressing a
critical aspect of global well-being. SDG #15, Life on Land, stands as a testament to the urgent
need to protect, restore, and promote the sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems. It calls for
the responsible management of forests, combating desertification, halting and reversing land
degradation, and preventing biodiversity loss.
At its core, SDG #15 speaks to our collective responsibility to safeguard the planet's terrestrial
habitats and the myriad species that call them home. It is a mission grounded in preserving the
delicate balance of life on Earth, ensuring that our future generations inherit a world teeming
with biodiversity, thriving ecosystems, and sustainable landscapes.
Alessandra Medri’s Remarkable Journey
Alessandra Medri, our Executive Director, embodies the spirit of SDG #15 through her
unwavering commitment to environmental conservation and sustainability. Her journey in the
field has been marked by dedication, innovation, and a relentless pursuit of a better world.
Through her leadership, Alessandra has worked tirelessly to raise awareness about the
importance of preserving terrestrial ecosystems. She has championed initiatives that promote
sustainable land use, the protection of forests, and the conservation of biodiversity. Her tireless
efforts have not only contributed to the local community but have also left an indelible mark on
the global stage.
United Nations SDGs: A Blueprint for a Brighter Future
The United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals serve as a blueprint for a brighter, more
sustainable future for all. These goals are a call to action, urging individuals, organizations, and
governments to work together to address the pressing challenges facing our world, from ending
poverty and hunger to ensuring clean water and sanitation, and from promoting gender equality
to taking action on climate change.
Each SDG represents a critical facet of our global agenda, and Alessandra Medri’s recognition
as an SDG Leader demonstrates her dedication to making a difference where it matters most.
By aligning her work with the principles of the SDGs, Alessandra has shown that real change is
possible when passion meets purpose.
A Celebration of Excellence
We extend our heartfelt congratulations not only to Alessandra Medri but also to all the award
recipients who share our commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals. Together, we are
forging a path towards a more sustainable, equitable, and prosperous world for all.
As we celebrate Alessandra’s remarkable achievement, we invite you to explore the United
Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals. These goals provide a roadmap for us all to
contribute to a better future, one where life on land, along with the other vital aspects of our
world, is preserved and cherished.
About the South Florida Wildlife Center:
The South Florida Wildlife Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to rescuing,
rehabilitating, and releasing injured and orphaned wildlife. Our mission extends beyond wildlife
conservation to encompass the broader vision of a sustainable and harmonious world. We are
committed to supporting initiatives that align with the United Nations Sustainable Development
Goals, and we celebrate individuals like Alessandra Medri who inspire us all to make a positive
Learn more about the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals here: SDGs