Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
NRDC is a leading international NGO specialising in environmental management.
Using its scientific, legal and political expertise, the council campaigns for conservation of ecosystems and wildlife, and lobbies for safe technology transfer to developing nations.
Andrew and Kate Lipkis
Mr. Kipkis founded the "Treepeople" organization in Los Angeles in 1973. This community movement has planted more than one million smog-resistant trees and promotes tree planting by citizens' groups.
Dr. Sheku Bah. Kabba
I am Dr. Sheku. B. Kabba, founder and CEO of Socio Economic Pathway for Africa, America & Diaspora (SEPAAD) the website is http://www.sepaad.org. I have over 22 years of working experience in resource management, financial and fiscal resource allocation, business management training, strategic theories in finance, human capital management, and organizational growth strategy.
I graduated with a Doctorate in Business Administration DBA from Argosy University, Phoenix AZ, USA. – in 2015, with specialty in International Business, and hold a dual MBA in Human Resources - 2007 and Healthcare Management – 2006 from America Intercontinental University, Chicago IL USA. As a Business Development Director at Saint Barnabas Health Systems, I spent over 10yrs in planning, managing, training of staffs, forecasting and maintaining budget for new programs for each division and implementing major initiatives with Fortune 500 companies. I have extensively involved in training and directing high performance team in-line with all performance metrics and compliance regulations, conducted internal and external investigations to protect individual rights and provided performance improvement opportunities across the organization.
In retrospect, I am a scholar practitioner who is actively collaborating with cross-functional business partners, Identifying, developing, training and executing financial and strategic cooperation on business opportunities. During my career span, I have been supporting strategic organizational growth, whilst providing consultation and training for all levels of workforce on interim management services, finance, and operations management.
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Ms. Hicks uses her status as a popular actress to raise funds for marine mammal conservation through public appearances and seminars, working closely with the cetacean society international.
She portrayed a marine biologist in the film "Star Trek VI: The Voyage Home".
The author of seven books on environment and development, including the bestselling Inside The Third World (1979), the Third World Tomorrow (1980) and Inside the Inner City (1983) about poverty in East London.
The Greening of Africa (Paladin Books 1986), has become an influential text on sustainable development and a practical handbook for the environment and development movements in Africa and elsewhere.
The Third Revolution, published 1993, is a synthesis and analysis of population/environment links.
In 1995-6 Paul Harrison was editor-in-chief of the Independent Commission on Population and Quality of Life, whose report was published as Caring for the Future (Oxford University Press, 1996).
He co-authored the AAAS Atlas of Population and Environment (University of California Press 2000).
Paul Harrison has edited flagship reports for the United Nations Population Fund (State of the World Population) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (including Livestock's Long Shadow on the environmental impact of livestock).
Between 2004 and 2008 he edited the United Nations Environment Programme Yearbook (formerly Geo Yearbook).
He is also President of the World Pantheist Movement, which he founded in 1999, and author of Elements of Pantheism (Element Books 1999 and Llumina Press 2004). Pantheism is a form of spirituality centered on Nature.
Mr. Gell-Mann was a 1969 Nobel Laureate for Physics and is Chairman of the World Resources and Environment Committee of the J. D. and C. T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, which has channelled over $100 million into work related to international conservation.
Theodore Geisel "Dr. Suess"
Theodore Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, was an American writer of more than 40 children's books.
His book, The Lorax, published in 1972, is an inspiring cartoon story on how over-exploitation leads to environmental degradation. The Lorax is popular among children worldwide and has been translated into several major languages.
Mr. Durrell has, for 30 years, been one of the world's leading conservationists. In his books and television films he has promoted conservation of wildlife globally.
The Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust, which he founded, is noted for its exemplary work in captive breeding of endangered species and for its international training centre, whose aim is to give basic training so that students may advance the cause of endangered species work and conservation in their own countries.
Cetacean Society International
The Cetacean Society International (CSI) is a small but influential NGO, which supports marine mammal conservation through its public awareness campaigns, education, and support for benign whale and dolphin research.
CSI has volunteer representatives in more than 20 countries and encourages non-lethal sustainable use of cetacean resources through such activities as whalewatching worldwide. It is active in the global plan of action for marine mammals.