Omda Sabil is a farmer from Berush Village in West Sudan who promoted forest conservation in his area and influenced other villagers to protect forests during the critical drought and famine period of 1983-84.
Margaret Robertson is Coordinator of Wilderness Society campaigns for the passage of wilderness protection legislation in Australia, including the successful enactment of Australia's first Wilderness Act in the State of NSW in 1987.
Ms. Robertson instigated a national wilderness education campaign, and undertook joint authorship of a comprehensive code of management for Australian wilderness areas.
Recipient of a Federal Government World Environment Day Youth Award in 1987 for the Society's National Campaign for Wilderness and awarded Honourary Life Membership of the Wilderness Society in 1991, following ten years of fulltime activism.
In addition to his work as an actor, Robert Redford has been a noted environmentalist. In 1975 he fought against Kaiparowits, a coal-fired power plant planned in Southern Utah surrounded by five National Parks. The outcome was that the plant was never built.
Mr. Redford has also been involved with many pieces of environmental legislation including the Clean Air Act (1974-75); The Energy Conservation and Production Act (1974-76); strip mining bills (1977-78) and the National Energy Policy Act (1989).
In 1983, Mr. Redford founded the Institute for Resource Management (IRM) which has sponsored conferences addressing environmental issues deadlocked by opposing sides, such as Future of the Electric Power Industry to Resource Development on Indian Lands, Offshore Oil Leasing in the Bering Sea and Urban Air Quality.
Dr. Peter Raven
An American botanist who, during the past twenty years, has turned the Missouri Botanical Garden into a major centre of environmental conservation programmes, especially for developing tropical countries.
He uses radio, TV and lobbying to further the environmental cause. He is a recipient of the UNEP Gold Medal (1982).
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.
Public Broadcasting Service
This non-commercial American TV station has produced many influential films on the environme
A non-governmental organisation in Paraguay which led the campaign to establish national parks and protected areas. Pronatura also promotes conservation education in schools.
Secretaria Tecnica de Planificaion del Desarrollo y Social de la Presidencia de la Republica, Direccion de Desarrollo Departamental.
Progressio-Programa Agroforestal, Alianza del Campesino con el Arbol
A non-governmental organisation which has mobilised 3,300 farmers to plant more than one and a half million trees in the Nizao River Valley and to protect the catchment area. It has promoted family forestry projects to meet local food and woodfuel needs.
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.
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.