Asociacion Peruana para la Conservacion de la Naturaleza
A Peruvian non-profit organisation committed to the conservation and management of biological diversity. Since its inception in 1982, APECO has conducted research projects such as conservation status for yellow-tailed monkey, penguins, shore birds, the faunal inventory of Rio Abiseo National Park, conservation and development in Lake Titicaca National Reserve.
Since 1990, a new strategy has been developed based on the concept of integrated conservation program. The first integrated conservation program that APECO has launched seeks to control the rate of deforestation and to conserve biological diversity of the mountain forest Northeast of Peru.
Dr. Archibald is Director of the International Crane Foundation (ICF) and a world authority on the study and preservation of the species. Among his best-known work is the joint USA-Russian project on the Siberian Crane. Siberian Crane eggs produced at ICF are sent to Russia where they are hatched. The chicks are then reared in the wilderness and released with the last of the wild Siberian Cranes in western Siberia.
Arab Office for Youth and Environment (AOYE)
AOYE is the leading non-governmental organisation of its kind in the Arab world. Formed in 1978, it holds environmental seminars, workshops and training courses for young people and is involved in tree planting-campaigns. It publishes a bi-monthly bulletin and magazine, and translates proceedings of major environmental conferences into Arabic.
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.
Mr. Agarwal, an Indian national, is an environmental journalist and writer, who is currently the Director of Centre for Science and Environment, one of the leading voluntary organisations involved in environmental research in India.
Mr. Abadzic, a leading Yugoslav journalist, produces the popular TV series "living with nature". This has covered over 350 topics since 1982 and promoted public awareness of environmental issues.
Barbara Y. E. Pyle
Between 1981 - 1986, Ms. Pyle produced award-winning environmental documentaries for the turner broadcasting system, including "Our Finite World" a series on population problems and solutions in developing countries, among them China, Indonesia and Mexico.
She has also made joint productions with the BBC and the better world society, and written extensively on the environment for US magazines.
She is Vice President of Environmental Policy for Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. Pyle is an award-winning photojournalist and film-maker who has been making documentaries for Turner Broadcasting for more than 15 years.
Pyle is Executive Producer of the People Count documentary series. She launched and is Executive Producer for The New Adventures of Captain Planet, the Emmy-nominated, animated, action-adventure series.
Her photography credits include numerous international publications including three TIME magazine covers. Pyle has garnered more than 60 awards for her work in television.
Dr. Jesus Estudillo Lopez
Dr. Jesus Estudillo, a Mexican veterinarian and animal reproduction and nursery specialist, is also known as a bird breeder. In Latin America, he is known as the "Father of Cracidae".
In the 1950's, he established a breeding programme and infrastructure in Mexico City called "La Siberia" for endangered species. When Dr. Estudillo started the project, the importance of ex-situ conservation for possible reintroduction to their natural habitat was at an initial stage.
His research involves technological development of vaccines for birds (Cracidae, Cranes and Parrots); research on the nutritional requirements of families and species; reproduction, breeding and enhancement of genetic variation with ex-situ techniques for species of Cracidae; research on habitat requirements for Cracidae, Cranes and Parrots; the establishment of artificial habitats for ex-situ management; research on the natural selection process of the above species; research on plagues and diseases that affect these species; research on the reproductive behaviour of birds as well as on the competition within and between species.
Dr. Estudillo built a centre for endangered bird species where 1,200 birds are represented, encompassing 100% of all Cracidae in the world, 0% of the Cranes and 70% of the existing endangered Parrots. Dr. Estudillo has for 40 years carried out all his research and programmes without commercial or political interest and at great personal and financial costs.
Adult Award Winner in 1987
As programme officer for the association of women's clubs in Zimbabwe, she has been responsible for afforestation programmes by women in rural Zimbabwe.
Adult Award Winner in 1987
Lily Venizelos is the founder and president of Medasset, the Mediterranean association to save the sea turtles - the unique organisation of experts working is this area.
She has devoted the last decade to an international campaign to protect these ancient creatures throughout the Mediterranean. By unceasing lobbying of ther Greek government, she has secured protective measures for caretta caretta in their most important breeding ground, on the island of Zakyrithos.Through the media, writing articles and papers and attending symposia and conferences, she keeps the plight of these species in the public eye.