Wildlife Clubs of Kenya
Founded in 1968, WCK is a national non-governmental organisation involving more than 100,000 school children. It organises workshops, annual awareness week and has a mobile education unit which visits schools.
The clubs also participate in environmental programmes such as tree planting.
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.
Sophia Wambui Kiarie
Fuelwood was scarce in the Ruiru area of Kenya. Sophia Kiarie started the Bellerive Foundation's first tree nursery program.
She developed a successful approach to distributing, planning and nurturing seedlings through schools and organisations in her community. Ms. Kiarie organised tree planting days for primary schools, engaging the participation of school headmasters, teachers, students and their parents. Sixty Green Islands, each with 500 to 5,000 trees, have been established. The project also helped farmers to plant tree belts in their farms.
Altogether, the program has resulted in the planting of 2,000,000 trees by 100,000 people since 1982.
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.
Bamburi Portland Cement Ltd
This company successfully "greened" their entire factory and quarry sites by tree planting and landscaping. A self-sustaining and self-financing integrated forest ecosystem has been established covering an area of 200 hectares with over 1.5 million trees planted.
It is a model for Africa and indeed the world in environmental rehabilitation of industrial wastelands.
Dr. Olindo, who was the Director of the Kenya Wildlife Conservation and Management Department, is an outstanding and courageous administrator in wildlife and national parks management. He faced political and commercial pressures while strengthening conservation policies and practices in Kenya.
Dr. Olindo has over the years served as the Vice-Chairman of the International Commission on National Parks and Protected Areas; and also as Vice-Chairman of World Conservation Union's Species Survival Commission.
Since 1989, Dr. Olindo, a Senior Associate at the African Wildlife Foundation, has worked in the area of Public Policy on the Conservation of the African elephant throughout the 38 African elephant range states.
International Youth Federation (IYF)
IYF promotes environmental awareness and mobilises youth worldwide in natural resource conservation through its global network of member organisations in five continents.
A civil and environmental engineer, who has researched and written extensively on marine and fresh water pollution in Colombia, and designed urban waste-water treatment systems.
e was active in the establishment of three national parks and protection of Cienaga de la Virgen, an important wetland. He has since 1986 been Director-General of the Instituto Nacional de los Recursos Naturales Renobables y del Ambiente (INDERENA) which is concerned with conservation of natural resources.
In 1990 he was appointed the ambassador of Colombia to Kenya, where he also serves as permanent representative to UNEP and Habitat.
President Daniel Arap Moi
For more than a decade President Moi has exercised strong leadership in Kenyan and African environmental issues, particularly in the fields of soil preservation, reforestation, national parks and sustainable rural development.
President Moi actively involves himself in environmental projects like building gabions and planting trees. He is also a leading advocate in the developing world of international cooperation to preserve the ozone layer and for measures to limit climate change.
Dr. Edgardo Mondolfi
Prof. Mondolfi, a biologist, and former Ambassador of Venezuela to Kenya has done pioneer work in wildlife management. He was awarded Venezuela's "Pemio Nacional de Conservacion" (1969).
Prof. Mondolfi has been Assistant Minister of Agriculture, adviser to the Ministry of Environment and Professor of the Central University of Venezuela, where he taught animal sciences. He has published extensively on endangered species, taxonomy and ecology of mammals.