A journalist and the author of several books, who has promoted environmental awareness influencing public opinion on the environment in Argentina through his writings and radio-TV programmes.
As an educator he has developed the concept of social ecology applied to the creation of "green ways of living", creating both in his country and in Brazil an experimental college: The "eco-multiversity."
The world's leading activist environmental NGO specialising in direct action.
For 20 years it has led campaigns to protect marine mammals and the Antarctic, oppose pacific nuclear testing, and prevent marine pollution, and has been active in many other environmental issues
Mr. Gell-Mann was a 1969 Nobel Laureate for Physics and is Chairman of the World Resources and Environment Committee of the J. D. and C. T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, which has channelled over $100 million into work related to international conservation.
Theodore Geisel "Dr. Suess"
Theodore Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, was an American writer of more than 40 children's books.
His book, The Lorax, published in 1972, is an inspiring cartoon story on how over-exploitation leads to environmental degradation. The Lorax is popular among children worldwide and has been translated into several major languages.
Maumoon Abdul Gayoom
President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom has encouraged research on the increase of atmospheric carbon dioxide and sea level rise.
He has publicised the climate change issue locally and internationally, beginning with his address on the subject to the United Nations General Assembly in 1987.
Subsequently, he has drawn global attention to the subject through many of his press interviews and statements at regional and international forums culminating in his address to the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development.
A Yugoslav engineer who coordinated the Yugoslav Adriatic coast project between 1967 and 1978.
Mr. Gasparovic helped establish and promote the Mediterranean Action Plan and has contributed to environmental management and sound urban planning at international level.
Garoua College of Wildlife
Since its establishment in 1970, the college has trained over 500 graduates in wildlife management. They now occupy key conservation positions in Africa.
Anwar Fazal has actively promoted environment and health issues, and campaigned against pesticide and drug misuse during his term as President of the International Organisation of Consumer Unions (IOCU) and Chairman of the Environmental Liaison Centre International (ELCI).
He has initiated "people's trans-actions", an institute through which he supports the linking and multiplying of citizen power globally on environmental issues.
Dr. Joseph C. Farman
Dr. Farman, a meteorologist with the British Antarctic Survey, is a leading researcher into the depletion of the ozone layer.
His research contributed significantly to the scientific base of the 1987 Montreal protocol to restrict chemicals which damage the ozone layer which protects life on earth from excessive ultra-violet radiation from the sun.
Olfat Dessouky El-Sebaie
Dr. El-Sebaie, professor and chairman of Environmental Health Department, Alexandria University, has conducted research and field work for 22 years in Egypt on water quality, environmental health, solid waste management, hazardous wastes, women and environment and village sanitation.
She is serving the community through her membership in the drinking water authority board, ministerial committee and governmental committees on environmental pollution. In the Monofia Governorate her recommendations led to action to ensure safe drinking water supply for villagers.
She also produces regular television programmes on health and the environment. At present she is working with the ministry of health on a project funded from u.s. aid dealing with the impacts of supplying rural areas with water and sanitation on schistosomiasis transmission.