Fabio Jose Feldmann
Mr. Feldmann, a lawyer and congressman, founded the Union of the Earth Defenders, an NGO active in many environmental campaigns. It played a role in reviewing the financing for several developments begun without environmental impact studies.
Mr. Feldmann supported bills in Brazilian Congress to protect natural resources and endangered species. He is recognised as a leading force behind the inclusion of an environmental chapter in the new Brazilian constitution which has provisions for land reclamation, conservation, environmental education, and the rights of indigenous peoples.