Tuesday, 19 July 2011 19:09

Kuwait Environment Protection Society

Kuwait Environment Protection Society

During the past seven years, the Kuwait Environment Protection Society has significantly increased environmental awareness in the Gulf Region.

The Society's monthly bulletin publishes studies by leading scholars who have influenced decisions in environmental planning and management.

King Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation

The King Mahendra Trust, the first non-governmental environmental organisation in the Kingdom of Nepal, campaigned for the establishment of Nepal's protected areas, including two tiger reserves.

It promotes the sustainable use of natural resources.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011 18:42

Sophia Wambui Kiarie

Sophia Wambui Kiarie

Fuelwood was scarce in the Ruiru area of Kenya. Sophia Kiarie started the Bellerive Foundation's first tree nursery program.

She developed a successful approach to distributing, planning and nurturing seedlings through schools and organisations in her community. Ms. Kiarie organised tree planting days for primary schools, engaging the participation of school headmasters, teachers, students and their parents. Sixty Green Islands, each with 500 to 5,000 trees, have been established. The project also helped farmers to plant tree belts in their farms.

Altogether, the program has resulted in the planting of 2,000,000 trees by 100,000 people since 1982.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011 18:40

Mugamir Eisa Khalifa

Mugamir Eisa Khalifa

Mugamir Eisa Khalifa is a Sudanese farmer who pioneered anti-desertification measures in his village during the 1960s.

The Beshiri Sand Dunes Stabilisation project, which he leads, is a success model of desertification control.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011 18:39

Mohamed Kassas

Mohamed Kassas

A prominent Egyptian plant ecologist Prof. Kassas has served in several regional and international environmental organisations.

As President of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (1978-84) he led the initiative to formulate a World Conservation Strategy (1980) and a World Charter for Nature (1981).

Tuesday, 19 July 2011 18:37

Mr. G. V. and Mrs. K. Karlekar

Mr. G. V. and Mrs. K. Karlekar

The Karlekars, through the Calcutta Special Project, have worked for many years in degraded urban environments. They run a non-formal school teaching basic skills to the scavenger children of the Dhapa garbage dump in Calcutta.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011 18:36

Abdullahi Karani

Abdullahi Karani

Dr. Karani is the general manager of the Somali Range Agency, which for ten years has successfully carried out sand dune fixation projects.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011 18:35

Petar Jovanovic

Petar Jovanovic

A Yugoslav physician and researcher on environment-linked diseases, Dr. Jovanovic devised an action plan for combating diseases linked to desertification and improved the methods of their diagnosis.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011 18:33

Instituto Forestal Latinoamericano

Instituto Forestal Latinoamericano

This Venezuelan non-governmental organisation has assembled the largest data bank on forestry in Latin America with some 25,000 references.

The Institute conducts research and training on tropical forest management.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011 18:31

Satu Huttunen

Satu Huttunen

Dr. Huttunen is a noted Finnish researcher on air pollution and the acidification of forests. The results of her research have been used as a basis for making decisions on combating air pollution and they have helped raise public awareness.

She was honoured as Finland's "Woman of the Year" in 1986.