Gabriel L. Charles
Mr. Charles has an outstanding record in environmental protection and awareness. He helped establish the environmental commission, which looks into environmental management in St. Lucia 1992.
In 1986 he also helped establish the beaches and parks commission which is responsible for the planning and maintenance of all beaches in St. Lucia as well as parks in 1986. Mr. Charles was the founder of the St. Lucia naturalist society, an NGO responsible for environmental education and awareness, and protection of wildlife in the Caribbean.
He is also one of the founder members of the Caribbean foresters' society with responsibility for the improvement of the regional environment.
Dr. Michel Batisse
A senior environmental adviser to UNESCO and the French Government, Dr. Batisse has developed a number of international environmental programmes such as the Mediterranean Blue Plan, the Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAP), the international hydrological decade, and the arid lands project.
He has promoted the concept of biosphere reserves and the world heritage convention, and has written extensively on environmental and natural resources issues.
Mohamed Siad Barre
Until 1990, the Somali Government, led by President Barre, carried out successful national afforestation, water conservation, and sand dune fixation programmes and introduced environment assessment into development planning. Since then this has collapsed in the face of drought, famine and civil war.
Mr. Abadzic, a leading Yugoslav journalist, produces the popular TV series "living with nature". This has covered over 350 topics since 1982 and promoted public awareness of environmental issues.
Dr. Al-Gain played a key role in the development of the Kuwait Action Plan, a regional strategy for the protection and management of marine environments. He has been Saudi Arabia's official representative at various regional and international environmental conferences.
Mr. Dunphy has for many years played a leading role in several Australian NGOs and government committees concerned with environmental management. As Vice President of the Australian Conservation Foundation since 1983, he has worked successfully for the creation and management of national parks.
Hugh F. Lamprey
Dr. Lamprey was active between 1953 and 1990, initiating, undertaking and directing management, research education and conservation programmes relating to wildlife, natural resources and lands in Kenya, Tanzania and the Sudan. Now living in the UK, he is engaged in environmental consultancy concerned mainly with national parks and protected areas in Africa.
David William Pearce
Professor Pearce has been active in environmental issues since 1964 and is noted for his pioneering work in the economics of sustainable development.
He developed the theory and practice of environmental economics, which is now widely used by international development agencies.
Professor Pearce has written extensively on environment and development and helped establish in 1971/72 the environment directorate of OECD, to which he is an adviser.
Mr. Sandbrook was one of the founders of Friends of the Earth (UK) in 1969, an influential NGO with traditions of sound research, professional advocacy and grassroots approaches to environmental issues. He helped develop Earthscan, which is now a leading environmental publisher.
Mr. Sandbrook has been actively involved with international NGOs for over 15 years, among them the Environmental Liaison Centre (now the International Institute for Environment and Development), where he is executive director.
Sawroop Krishna Sharma
In 1988 Mr. Sharma established a "Green Library of Environmental Sciences", the first of its kind in India.
He has organised several national and international exhibitions and seminars, to promote environmental conservation and sustainable development.
He is secretary of the Environmental Society of India, an NGO active in environmental awareness, research and training which he founded in 1976 (the first in India).