Peter Jones recently left the BBC, where he was executive producer of series such as "the natural world" and "the trials of life". These highly acclaimed and popular natural history programmes helped spread conservation awareness worldwide.
He intends to continue making such films as an independent filmmaker.
David Edward James
An Australian economist noted for his pioneer work in environmental impact assessments and natural resource management incorporating economic principles.
Dr. James is still active as an environmental and natural resource economist, working mainly in Australia and SE Asia (in particular as a Resource Person with the Economy and Environment Program for South East Asia - EEPSEA) since receiving his Global 500 Award.
INUIT Regional Conservation Strategy for the Arctic
A project by indigenous grassroots organisations in Canada, US and Greenland for environmental management of part of the arctic circumpolar region, an area of two and a half million square miles. It is an example of the world conservation strategy in action.
International Youth Federation (IYF)
IYF promotes environmental awareness and mobilises youth worldwide in natural resource conservation through its global network of member organisations in five continents.
Institute of Desert Research
Since its establishment in 1978, the Institute has carried out pioneer research in desertification control using sand dune fixation, stabilisation by afforestation and changes in public policy.
Currently the chair of the Sierra Club of western Canada. She is also one of Canada's leading environmentalists, trying to save British Colombia's ancient forests and wildlife from destructive clearcut logging practices.
Ms. Husband is also looking toward bringing new legislation to protect the province's environment and more specifically its biological diversity. This year Ms. Husband was instrumental in getting the Khutzeymateen grizzly bear sanctuary protected.
She often speaks publicly to educate different groups and to promote international recognition of the problem.
Martin Wyatt Holdgate
A distinguished scientist and administrator who has made significant contributions to the protection of the British and global environment.
He played a leading part in the establishment of the first conservation measures for Antarctica, led scientific research on nature conservation in Britain, and was Chief Environment Scientist and Deputy Secretary (Environment Protection) in the UK Department of the Environment from 1976 to 1988. He led UK delegations to the preparatory committee for the Stockholm Conference, and played an active part in the UNEP Governing Council, of which he was president in 1983-84.
He has been Director General of IUCN - the World Conservation Union - since April 1988. He was elected interim president of the Global 500 Forum at a meeting in Rio de Janeiro in June 1992.
Ms. Hicks uses her status as a popular actress to raise funds for marine mammal conservation through public appearances and seminars, working closely with the cetacean society international.
She portrayed a marine biologist in the film "Star Trek VI: The Voyage Home".
Ivan L. Head
President of The International Development Research Centre, a leading Canadian organisation in environment and development research, which aids developing countries in land reclamation and management of river basins and arid areas.
AED Board Member Ivan Head died November 2, 2004, at age 74.
Dr. Head was founding director and a senior fellow of the Liu Centre for the Study of Global Issues at the Universityof British Columbia, where he was a professor of law and political science from 1991 to 1999. Before that he was president of
Dr.Head joined the AED Board in 1997. In an address titled “On the Hinge of History,” delivered in commemoration of AED’s 40th anniversary celebration in 2001, he noted “the greatest threats to the well-being of humans worldwide are the widespread and deepening political, social, and economic disparities between persons living in countries in the South as compared to those living in the North.” He dedicated much of his life to narrowing that gap.
Under his leadership, the IDRC funded research that helped African countries find ways to restructure their economies to lessen the impact of huge debt loads.
“Dr.Head’s interest in and enthusiasm for the work of AED was always evident,” said AED president Stephen F.Moseley. “We will miss this special advocate for the poorest people in developing countries.”
The author of seven books on environment and development, including the bestselling Inside The Third World (1979), the Third World Tomorrow (1980) and Inside the Inner City (1983) about poverty in East London.
The Greening of Africa (Paladin Books 1986), has become an influential text on sustainable development and a practical handbook for the environment and development movements in Africa and elsewhere.
The Third Revolution, published 1993, is a synthesis and analysis of population/environment links.
In 1995-6 Paul Harrison was editor-in-chief of the Independent Commission on Population and Quality of Life, whose report was published as Caring for the Future (Oxford University Press, 1996).
He co-authored the AAAS Atlas of Population and Environment (University of California Press 2000).
Paul Harrison has edited flagship reports for the United Nations Population Fund (State of the World Population) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (including Livestock's Long Shadow on the environmental impact of livestock).
Between 2004 and 2008 he edited the United Nations Environment Programme Yearbook (formerly Geo Yearbook).
He is also President of the World Pantheist Movement, which he founded in 1999, and author of Elements of Pantheism (Element Books 1999 and Llumina Press 2004). Pantheism is a form of spirituality centered on Nature.