Asociacion Peruana para la Conservacion de la Naturaleza
A Peruvian non-profit organisation committed to the conservation and management of biological diversity. Since its inception in 1982, APECO has conducted research projects such as conservation status for yellow-tailed monkey, penguins, shore birds, the faunal inventory of Rio Abiseo National Park, conservation and development in Lake Titicaca National Reserve.
Since 1990, a new strategy has been developed based on the concept of integrated conservation program. The first integrated conservation program that APECO has launched seeks to control the rate of deforestation and to conserve biological diversity of the mountain forest Northeast of Peru.
Dr. Archibald is Director of the International Crane Foundation (ICF) and a world authority on the study and preservation of the species. Among his best-known work is the joint USA-Russian project on the Siberian Crane. Siberian Crane eggs produced at ICF are sent to Russia where they are hatched. The chicks are then reared in the wilderness and released with the last of the wild Siberian Cranes in western Siberia.
Arab Office for Youth and Environment (AOYE)
AOYE is the leading non-governmental organisation of its kind in the Arab world. Formed in 1978, it holds environmental seminars, workshops and training courses for young people and is involved in tree planting-campaigns. It publishes a bi-monthly bulletin and magazine, and translates proceedings of major environmental conferences into Arabic.
Mr. Alon is the founder of the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel and active in creating nature reserves and other protected areas. He was awarded the Israel Environment Prize in 1978.
Mr. Agarwal, an Indian national, is an environmental journalist and writer, who is currently the Director of Centre for Science and Environment, one of the leading voluntary organisations involved in environmental research in India.
World Organisation of the Scout Movement
The Scout Organisation has a long history of efforts to protect natural environments and teach conservation to millions of young people all over the world.
The organisation has recently begun active cooperation with UNEP to strengthen these activities throughout its global organisation.
A prominent Greek journalist who has written extensively in newspapers and magazines on a wide range of environmental issues such as acid rain, pollution and endangered species. In 1991, he wrote the book "The forest: the Silent Tragedy or the end of Life". He also works as press officer of WWF Greece.
World Assembly of Youth (Way)
WAY is the coordinating committee of national youth councils and youth organisations which has helped to increase environmental awareness among youth worldwide - and to implement UNEP's youth environmental agenda.
Founded in 1949, WAY has the highest consultitive status "I" with the United Nations System. WAY works in close cooperation with the UN agencies: UNFPA, WHO, UNICEF, UNEP, UNDP, UNESCO, and CSDHA.
WAY recognises the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the basis of its action and of its services and works for the promotion of youth and their organizations in programme areas such as: democracy, environment, human rights, population, health, drugs, community development, and leadership training.
For the past three decades Dr. Wingate, a zoologist, has implemented many conservation projects in Bermuda. In 1962 he restored Nonesuch Island by planting 6,000 indigenous trees and shrubs, thus creating a "living museum".
His work on oceanic birds and the reintroduction of the green turtle in Bermuda has earned him international recognition.