Tuesday, 19 July 2011 20:29

Paul Winter

Paul Winter

The popular American musician who has done much to promote environmental causes through his music.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011 20:25

Joe Walulya-Mukasa

Joe Walulya-Mukasa

Under his Chairmanship, the Joint Energy and Environmental Projects (JEEP) of Uganda started in 1985 a model village to promote self-sufficiency in food and fuelwood through agroforestry.

Mr. Mukasa has championed tree-planting and desertification control in his country through public awareness campaigns.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011 20:24

Aminata Wade

Aminata Wade

Founder and the driving force behind an association of women's groups in Senegal working against desertification.

The Association des Soeurs-Unies Contre le Desert supplies tree seedlings to villagers and carries out projects on water management and small-scale farming.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011 20:22

Lily Venizelos

Lily Venizelos

Lily Venizelos is the founder and president of Medasset, the Mediterranean association to save the sea turtles - the unique organisation of experts working is this area.

She has devoted the last decade to an international campaign to protect these ancient creatures throughout the Mediterranean. By unceasing lobbying of ther Greek government, she has secured protective measures for caretta caretta in their most important breeding ground, on the island of Zakyrithos.

Through the media, writing articles and papers and attending symposia and conferences, she keeps the plight of these species in the public eye.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011 20:21

Tsitsi Vangili

Tsitsi Vangili

As programme officer for the association of women's clubs in Zimbabwe, she has been responsible for afforestation programmes by women in rural Zimbabwe.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011 20:18

George H. Tomlinson

George H. Tomlinson

A former senior executive with a major Canadian pulp and paper firm, he was one of the first (1976) to sound the alarm concerning the impact of acid rain on forests and aquatic ecosystems.

Dr. Tomlinson has been active and influential in industrial circles and the research community in efforts to reduce acid rain.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011 20:16

Dr. Anitra Thorhaug

Dr. Anitra Thorhaug

An American ecologist who has influenced many countries, including the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, in developing policies and programmes for the conservation and restoration of coastal ecosystems.

Her work on seagrass rehabilitation and management has helped developing countries on 5 continents where she has set up demonstration projects with the involvement of local people, especially fishermen and women.

Her recent work on oil spill clean-up with model projects in 3 continents caused IOC/UNEP to send her to the entire Gulf (ROPME sea) after the Kuwait war to assess damage to each nation of the Gulf.

She has worked both with government, universities and NGOs in developing countries in Africa, Latin America, Caribbean, Asia and Middle East on these problems.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011 20:15

Peter S. Thacher

Peter S. Thacher

Peter S. Thacher dedicated more than three decades of work at an international level on remote sensing and other practical applications of space science. He played a special advisory role for NASA and provided a unique and extremely valuable contribution to geogrpahic information systems on local, regional, and global levels.

And in honor of Peter S. Thacker the Thacher Scholarship program was founded and is awarded to an exceptional high school student displaying the best use of satellite remote sensing in understanding the changing planet.

Mr. Thacker was a Board Member for the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies(IGES) and chairman of the Earth Council Foundation-US. Since retiring from the United Nations in 1983 at the rank of Assistant Secretary-General, Mr. Thacher was principally Associated with the World Resources Institute, and was senior advisor to Maurice Strong, the Secretary-General of the UN Conference on Environment and Development--the June 1992 Earth Summit in Rio. His twelve years with the UN included serving as Director of the UN Environment Program (UNEP) European Office in Geneva until becoming Deputy Executive Director of UNEP and relocating to the Nairobi headquarters of UNEP.

Mr. Thacher began his UN service as Program Director on the staff that prepared the 1972 UN Environment Conference in Stockholm.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011 20:13

Maurice Strong

Maurice Strong

Former Executive Director of UNEP (1973-76) and Secretary-General of the 1972 UN Conference on the Human Environment and of the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development.

He was previously President of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), and Chairman of the International Development Board. During this period, Mr. Strong served as Alternate Governor for Canada of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD); the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB).

He has received honours from more than twenty universities in Canada, USA and United Kingdom, and was awarded the Tyler Ecology Award in 1974.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011 20:11

Marion Stoddart

Marion Stoddart

For twenty years she campaigned for the clean up of the heavily polluted Nashua River in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA, restoring the river to a haven for salmon, trout and canoeists.

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