Mr. Alon is the founder of the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel and active in creating nature reserves and other protected areas. He was awarded the Israel Environment Prize in 1978.
Dr. Colette Serruya
Dr. Serruya has done extensive research and monitoring of Lake Kinneret (The Sea of Galilee), Israel's only fresh water reservoir, which supplies one third of the country.
She was awarded the Israel environment prize in 1979 in recognition of her contributions to fresh water management.
Dr. Marinov has been active in environmental management in Israel for over two decades.
He served as Founding Director of the Environmental Protection Service, and has been Director General of the Ministry of the Environment since its establishment in 1988.
Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel
Since 1953 the Society For the Protection of Nature in Israel has involved people of all faiths (Jews, Christians and Muslims) in outdoor recreational and learning activities in its efforts to raise environmental awareness. The Society operates 25 Field Study Centres that organize direct public action to save threatened natural and historic sites. Research is conducted in conjunction with Israeli Universities and International seminars on environmental education for both developed and developing countries.
Mr. Tamir has been a journalist, a politician, a diplomat and more recentl head of Israel's umbrella NGO "Life and Environment" which brings together all the non-governmental environmental groups in Israel.
As a senior statesman of the environmental movement, Mr. Tamir's contributions and role in Israeli environmentalism is important both historically and in the context of the present efforts being made in the environmental movement. He is the author of The Environment - One Universe.
He has received a number of awards, including: First Prize from the Ministry of the Interior, for significant achievements in the quality of the environment (1977); the Council of Beautiful Israel Award to "Israel's Quality of Life and Environment Pioneer and Champion" (1979); Quality of Life Award of the Knesset Speaker (for elevating environmental issues to the forefront of the Knesset agenda as well as of local authorities and public institutions) (1983).
He organized the opposition, which prevented the building of hotels on the sea front, which would obstruct sea-breezes in the direction of Tel Aviv's interior.