Tuesday, 19 July 2011 19:50

Gabor Racz

Gabor Racz

Gabor Racz is a film director and author who for 30 years has worked with Hungarian Television, producing and directing films on the environment and nature conservation.

He still pursues this activity for Hungarian and other TV-stations today but as a free-lancer and owner of a private company.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011 19:41

Carlos Pizani

Carlos Pizani

A self-trained Chilean who for many years was responsible for the environmental protection of the Easter Island (Pacific Ocean) archeological sites in his capacity as head of the Rapa Nui National Park.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011 19:39

Claiborne Pell

Claiborne Pell

Senator Claiborne Pell is a prominent US Senator (since 1961) with a distinguished public service record.

Senator Pell has initiated environmental legislation and influenced decisions of the United States government in support of national and international environmental programmes.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011 19:36

Bernard Ledea Ouedraogo

Bernard Ledea Ouedraogo

Mr. Ouedraogo, an engineer in Burkina Faso, is the driving force behind the Association Six "S" - an organisation involving 700 village groups in the Sahel.

The Association promotes environmentally sound small-scale projects including water conservation, afforestation, and grain storage.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011 19:22

Wlodzimierz Michajlow

Wlodzimierz Michajlow

Prof. Michajlow, a parasitologist and zoologist, is President of the Polish Scientific Committee on Man and Environment.


Tuesday, 19 July 2011 19:19

Francisco "Chico" Mendes Filho

A Brazilian activist and rubber tapper, Chico Mendes led the campaign for "extractive reserves" in the country's tropical rainforests. These reserves are used by rubber tappers and peasants to exploit the forests sustainability.

He was assassinated by farmers in December 1988, in Acre, Western Amazon.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011 19:17

Igor Mann

Igor Mann

The late Dr. Mann was a Polish-born Kenya resident who worked tirelessly to improve livestock production in Kenya through the Animal Health and Industry Training Institute which he helped set up and directed for many years. He was involved in the formation of the Kenya National Freedom from Hunger Council, which promotes food self-sufficiency projects.

In addition Dr. Mann was a world-renowned expert on zoonotic diseases and contributed substantially to the research, treatment and reduction of hydatidosis in general.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011 19:15

George Livanos

George Livanos

In 1982 George Livanos formed the Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association (HELMEPA).

Since the creation of HELMEPA, this prominent Greek shipping magnate has lead a number of campaigns to reduce ship-generated marine pollution.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011 19:13

Guy Lionnet

Guy Lionnet

A conservationist responsible for the creation of several national parks and the protection of endangered species in the Seychelles.

He successfully campaigned for the proclamation of the Aldabra Atoll as a World Heritage.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011 19:12

Geoffrey Lean

Geoffrey Lean

Geoffrey Lean is the influential environment correspondent of London's The Observer, newspaper He has written extensively about pollution, development and nuclear power issues.