The environmental correspondent for the Bangkok Post, Thailand's leading English language newspaper since 1977.
Her concern for the environment prompted her to write in her free time and for the past 10 years she has been writing on environmental issues in her "nature notebook" column in the Bangkok Post's Sunday extra.
She has increased public awareness of local and international environmental problems through her articles.
For the past 13 years Ms. Teixeira has lobbied industry for sound environmental management. She is the secretary general of CAIPA, a Portuguese NGO concerned with promoting sustainable development.
As Governor of Bangkok, Mr. Srimuang has achieved urban improvements through anti-pollution regulations, health campaigns, and the creation of "green" areas. His achievements are models for many city administrators.
Irina Vasilevna Springuel
Ms. Springuel has since 1977 conducted research on vegetation in the Egyptian deserts, and studies on the ecosystem of the first cataract islands at Aswan, which led to their legislative protection in 1986.
James G. Speth
Mr. Speth has a long and distinguished career in environmental work. He is the president of the World Resources Institute - an influential policy research centre that he co-founded in 1982. In 1970, he helped found the Natural Resources Defense Council, where he served as a senior attorney. From 1978 to 198 1, he served as chairman of the council on environmental quality in the executive office of the president.
Dr. Sotiriadou has made important contributions to research on inner city rehabilitation. She has considerable influence on environmental policy in Greece and has represented her country in international environmental organisations.
Song Hak Yun
Mr. Song initiated a grassroots campaign to restore 27,000 hectares of denuded mountain forest, thus protecting important watersheds and helping local communities meet their needs for firewood and other forestry products.
Vladimir Evgenievich Sokolov
An influential Russian academician and administrator who has written more than 400 scientific papers on ecological morphology. Mr. Sokolov has made significant contributions to Russian conservation.
An Indonesian scholar whose research has broadened understanding of the intricate relationships between population, resources, environment and development.
Shanyi Village, a community of 3000, between 1984 and 1987 made major energy savings by the introduction of improved cooking stoves and biogas. It reforested its environs, and improved water supply and housing.