Bernard Ledea Ouedraogo
Mr. Ouedraogo, an engineer in Burkina Faso, is the driving force behind the Association Six "S" - an organisation involving 700 village groups in the Sahel.
The Association promotes environmentally sound small-scale projects including water conservation, afforestation, and grain storage.
The Nature Conservancy
Founded in 1951, The Nature Conservancy is an international conservation organisation committed to the protection of biodiversity. The Conservancy owns and manages more than 1,600 preserves in the US - the world's largest system of nature preserves. It has also helped protect millions of acres throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Pacific Islands.
Working with local conservation organisations, the Conservancy builds conservation capacity abroad, helping other nations safeguard their own natural heritage.
Since 1888, the National Geographic Society's famed publications have provided an incomparable wealth of information about the world's ecosystems, cultures, and natural heritage.
Prof. Michajlow, a parasitologist and zoologist, is President of the Polish Scientific Committee on Man and Environment.
A Brazilian activist and rubber tapper, Chico Mendes led the campaign for "extractive reserves" in the country's tropical rainforests. These reserves are used by rubber tappers and peasants to exploit the forests sustainability.
He was assassinated by farmers in December 1988, in Acre, Western Amazon.
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.
In 1982 George Livanos formed the Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association (HELMEPA).
Since the creation of HELMEPA, this prominent Greek shipping magnate has lead a number of campaigns to reduce ship-generated marine pollution.
A conservationist responsible for the creation of several national parks and the protection of endangered species in the Seychelles.
He successfully campaigned for the proclamation of the Aldabra Atoll as a World Heritage.
Geoffrey Lean is the influential environment correspondent of London's The Observer, newspaper He has written extensively about pollution, development and nuclear power issues.
Thomas Landgren is Chairman of the Gullspang branch of the Swedish Association for the Protection of Nature - a citizen's group which has influenced local policies and publicised environmental problems such as threats to wetlands, the Gallspang salmon, and waste disposal.