Raul Alberto Montenegro
Mr. Montenegro is a biologist from Argentina. He was awarded the prize for scientific research at Buenos Aires University, the environment prize at Tucuman's University and included in the honours list of the USA Academy for Educational Development.
He wrote the ecology pages of La Voz del Interior newspaper from 1983 to 1988 (130,000 issues daily). He was president of the Argentine Association of Ecology and vice-president of Greenpeace Argentina. He is the author of 28 laws and regulations on environment, among them the environment law of the province of Cordoba, the first law of its kind in Argentina. He has written more than 80 specialised articles, 500 on environmental protection and 21 books. He chaired the children's campaign for peace and life that worked with more than 400,000 children. He has contributed through radio and television to the mobilisation of public opinion in Argentina in defense of the environment and against the arms race and nuclear power.