Tuesday, 19 July 2011 18:12

Sir Edmund Hillary

Sir Edmund Hillary

Sir Edmund Hillary, who, with Sherpa Tenzing Norkay, was the first man to reach the summit of Mt. Everest.

He is now the New Zealand Ambassador to Nepal. There he has long been active in the preservation of forests and in the establishment of the Sagarmatha National Park in the Himalayas.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011 18:10

Rene Daniel Haller

Rene Daniel Haller

A Swiss agronomist, Mr. Haller planned and carried out for the Bamburi Portland Cement Company the rehabilitation of their strip-mined coral limestone quarries in Kenya.

To date 200 hectares of quarry wasteland have been transformed into a thriving self-sustaining and economically viable ecosystem with a vast variety of wildlife. Over 150 species of indigenous trees are succeeding the original timber monoculture.

His work is a model not only in greening of industrial wasteland but also in demonstrating that man-made ecosystems can be economically viable. The old quarry has become a major attraction with over 87,000 registered visitors in 1991.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011 17:43

Juan Grau

Juan Grau

Dr. Juan Grau is a prominent Chilean physician, and he has been General Secretary of the "Instituto de Ecologia de Chile" since 1975. Dr. Grau has influenced national consciousness of the environment through a weekly column in the newspaper, books and lectures.

He has also initiated projects to protect wilderness areas and endangered species. He was honoured by the Scientific Society of Chile as the most outstanding ecologist for the period 1980-85.

In 1992 during the National Meeting of Science and Culture, he received the Award "Chile XXI Century".

Tuesday, 19 July 2011 17:42

Joseph Glascott

Joseph Glascott

As environment correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald for more than ten years, Mr. Glascott has written thousands of articles and reports on urban issues, rain forests, water pollution, national parks and wildlife.

His writing has had wide political and public influence, making him the preeminent environment journalist in Australia.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011 17:40

Grigory Galazii

Grigory Galazii


Dr. Galazii was Director of the Limnological Institute on Lake Baikal, Russia, the deepest body of fresh water in the world. For more than a decade the institute has worked to prevent and reverse pollution of this unique lake caused by chemical and industrial wastes.
Tuesday, 19 July 2011 17:30

Vladimir Flint

Vladimir Flint

Professor Flint, Chief of the Fauna Section of the Russian Central Laboratory for Nature Conservation is particularly noted for his work for the preserving of the Siberian cranes. His project is a joint Russian-USA effort, which he has led in partnership with Dr. George Archibald.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011 17:24

Bedrettin Dalan

Bedrettin Dalan

As Mayor of Istanbul, Mr. Dalan has transformed the Golden Horn, a polluted industrial and residential area by planting trees, improving the landscape and creating parks. His achievement is a model for many cities.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011 17:23

Luc Cuyvers

Luc Cuyvers


In 1980, Mr. Cuyvers a Belgian, founded the Mare Nostrum Foundation to campaign for the sustainable development and management of the oceans. He is producing a television series, "The Blue Revolution", for the Public Broadcasting Service in the United States.
Tuesday, 19 July 2011 17:14

Herman Contraries Manfredi

Herman Contraries Manfredi

A Chilean Agronomist and Master of Soil Sc. of the University of California, who organised very successful national courses in Chile and Venezuela, in natural resources management and conservation, training more than 23000 individuals until 1979.

He later initiated similar environmental education and media programmes in other parts of Latin America.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011 17:06

Brian Clark

Brian Clark

Since 1973 Mr. Clark has created and taught courses at the University of Aberdeen in environmentally sound management of development policies. To date, over 1,000 individuals from developing countries have received training.