Stichting Werkgroep Behoud Tropisch Regenwoud
This Netherlands non-government organisation has worked extensively to raise the general awareness of the Dutch public about the state of tropical rainforests. It has published a report on alternatives for the use of tropical timber and organised conferences on rainforests.
An influential environmentalist an president of the Thai Environmental and Community Development Association.
Ms. Sophonpanich has promoted environmental awareness nationwide, and has led major campaigns for a cleaner Bangkok, tree-planting and cleaner rivers and waterways.
Ben Soans was the leader of a grassroots movement, which planted millions of trees in two Indian States: Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
He has established five tree nurseries and training centres for farmers and school children. He received India's highest environmental award in 1985. He died on 24 June 1989.
Ully Sigar is a popular Indonesian cultural figure whose folk songs have helped create environmental awareness in Indonesia and Malaysia.
She is active with environmental NG0s in Indonesia, taking her musical performances to villages.
Ms. Sheppard is a Barbadian environmentalist who for 11 years directed the Caribbean Conservation Association - a broad-based non-governmental organisation which fostered links between government and NG0s in the region.
Ms. Shepherd's work has had significant impact on the Caribbean environment.
Philip Shabecoff is one of the most influential environmental journalists in the USA.
His impartial and well-documented reports in the New York Times of US actions regarding the natural environment has helped create a national literacy on the subject.
Omda Sabil is a farmer from Berush Village in West Sudan who promoted forest conservation in his area and influenced other villagers to protect forests during the critical drought and famine period of 1983-84.
Margaret Robertson is Coordinator of Wilderness Society campaigns for the passage of wilderness protection legislation in Australia, including the successful enactment of Australia's first Wilderness Act in the State of NSW in 1987.
Ms. Robertson instigated a national wilderness education campaign, and undertook joint authorship of a comprehensive code of management for Australian wilderness areas.
Recipient of a Federal Government World Environment Day Youth Award in 1987 for the Society's National Campaign for Wilderness and awarded Honourary Life Membership of the Wilderness Society in 1991, following ten years of fulltime activism.
In addition to his work as an actor, Robert Redford has been a noted environmentalist. In 1975 he fought against Kaiparowits, a coal-fired power plant planned in Southern Utah surrounded by five National Parks. The outcome was that the plant was never built.
Mr. Redford has also been involved with many pieces of environmental legislation including the Clean Air Act (1974-75); The Energy Conservation and Production Act (1974-76); strip mining bills (1977-78) and the National Energy Policy Act (1989).
In 1983, Mr. Redford founded the Institute for Resource Management (IRM) which has sponsored conferences addressing environmental issues deadlocked by opposing sides, such as Future of the Electric Power Industry to Resource Development on Indian Lands, Offshore Oil Leasing in the Bering Sea and Urban Air Quality.
Dr. Peter Raven
An American botanist who, during the past twenty years, has turned the Missouri Botanical Garden into a major centre of environmental conservation programmes, especially for developing tropical countries.
He uses radio, TV and lobbying to further the environmental cause. He is a recipient of the UNEP Gold Medal (1982).