Displaying items by tag: 1987
Wednesday, 23 March 2011 06:12

Aminata Wade

Adult Award Winner in 1987

Founder and the driving force behind an association of women's groups in Senegal working against desertification.

The Association des Soeurs-Unies Contre le Desert supplies tree seedlings to villagers and carries out projects on water management and small-scale farming.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011 06:08

Joe Walulya-Mukasa

Adult Award Winner in 1987

Under his Chairmanship, the Joint Energy and Environmental Projects (JEEP) of Uganda started in 1985 a model village to promote self-sufficiency in food and fuelwood through agroforestry.

Mr. Mukasa has championed tree-planting and desertification control in his country through public awareness campaigns.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011 06:04

Wildlife Clubs of Kenya (WCK)

Adult Award Winner in 1987

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.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011 05:55

Paul Winter

Adult Award Winner in 1987.

The popular American musician who has done much to promote environmental causes through his music.

Adult Award Winner in 1987

A worldwide organisation actively involved in environmental projects and public awareness campaigns.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011 05:41

Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF)

Adult Award Winner in 1987

Since its inception in 1961, WWF has invested over us$330 million in more than 10,000 projects in 130 countries. Based on the best scientific evidence WWF actively supports on-the-ground conservation programmes in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. In all its work, WWF encourages ecologically sustainable development.

Through its work, the fund has been able to save endangered species such as the giant panda and the Arabian oryx, and to protect many threatened species and habitats.

WWF is extremely effective in raising public awareness of conservation problems and it has collaborated with governments, organisations and individuals in more than 1,000 conservation projects.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011 05:37

Marinos Yeroulanos

Adult Award Winner in 1987

Mr. Yeroulanos initiated environmental legislation and the first Environment Ministry of the Greek Government.

He promoted national and regional environmental planning and introduced these considerations into government decision-making.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011 05:26

Bruno P. Zehnder (Deceased) 1954-1997

Adult Award Winner in 1987

A committed world leader in Antarctic conservation and an internationally celebrated photographer who, through the medium of photography, has brought into sharp public visibility life in Antarctica and potential threats to the region.

Bruno Zehnder died in a fierce Antarctica storm in July 1997 at age 52.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011 05:23

Zhen-Lin Zhang

Adult Award Winner in 1987

As Head of the Liu Min-Ying Ecological Farm in China, Mr. Zhang has popularised biogas and solar energy in his community and initiated ecological farming using agricultural wastes for energy and fertilizer.

Prominent progress has been made on the community's economy and environment. His work is a model for renewable energy development.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011 05:20

Sekkou Zouha

Adult Award Winner in 1987

A Moroccan forester and field director of a government desert control project in the Draa Valley. By providing seedlings, maintaining plantations and soil conservation works, Mr. Zouha kept sand dunes in check, greatly benefiting the 100,000 inhabitants of the valley.

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