Seychelles Islands Foundation
Since 1979, the Foundation has successfully managed the Aldabra Atoll in the Indian Ocean, a world heritage site with many giant tortoises and flightless birds.
The Atoll is also an important breeding ground for the endangered green turtles and frigate birds.
Dr. Colette Serruya
Dr. Serruya has done extensive research and monitoring of Lake Kinneret (The Sea of Galilee), Israel's only fresh water reservoir, which supplies one third of the country.
She was awarded the Israel environment prize in 1979 in recognition of her contributions to fresh water management.
Mr. Sanchez has researched widely on soils and climate and initiated grassroots projects in the Cajamarca region of the Andean Mountains. The projects blend his research findings and appropriate technology with traditional farming systems.
A botanist who has been responsible for improving environmental education and research in Finland. He initiated conservation of peatlands and played a leading role in the creation of Finland's national parks and other protected areas.
Professor Ruuhijarvi has written several books and numerous articles on conservation. He has worked for a long time as President of the Finnish Association for Nature Protection.
F. Sherwood Rowland
Professor Rowland and his colleague, Professor Mario J. Molina, were the first to identify the threat from the commonly used chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) to the earth's stratospheric ozone layer, which protects life on earth from excessive ultraviolet radiation. This work contributed significantly to the scientific base of the 1987 Montreal Protocol to restrict chemicals which deplete the ozone layer. Professor Rowland's further measurements of CFCs, methane and other atmospheric trace gases furnish important information relative to possible future changes in the global atmosphere.
Dr. Celso Roque
A senior official in the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Dr. Roque has long been an active campaigner for environmental protection.
During his leadership, the Haribon Foundation expanded in scope and influence, becoming the most influential environmental NGO in the Philippines.
A US attorney who has successfully lobbied for the introduction of environmental criteria in international aid.
Mr. Rich has highlighted the ecological impacts of Multilateral Development Bank loans to developing countries and was instrumental in the US Congress vote against unsound dam projects in Brazil.
Dr. Terence Evezard Reilly
Dr. Reilly established Swaziland's first nature reserve in 1961 on his own initiative and at his own expense. He has since established two more, including a refuge for endangered species.
A popular Russian author and journalist whose articles on the environment have appeared in many newspapers and periodicals with wide political and public influence, particularly on the conservation of Lake Baikal.
Dina Iosifovna Protsenko
Under her leadership the United Kingdomrainian SSR State Committee on the Environment has implemented sound integrated development programmes and raised public awareness of environment issues.