Mr. Durrell has, for 30 years, been one of the world's leading conservationists. In his books and television films he has promoted conservation of wildlife globally.
The Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust, which he founded, is noted for its exemplary work in captive breeding of endangered species and for its international training centre, whose aim is to give basic training so that students may advance the cause of endangered species work and conservation in their own countries.
Mr. Dorge is at present the Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Bhutan to the United Nations. He relinquished his post as Chief Justice in 1988 and became Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Social Services until April 1991.
He successfully campaigned with the Royal Government for the Bhutan Trust Fund for the Conservation of Nature with the participation of Global Environment Facility (GEF), World Wildlife Fund (WWF-USA) and the Royal Netherlands Government. The Trust Fund was functional from March 1991. He continues to be an active campaigner in the protection of Bhutan's fragile and endangered bio-diversity.
He established the Royal Society for the Protection of Nature, the first NGO in Bhutan concerned with environmental awareness and conservation of endangered species and migratory birds. He successfully campaigned for the protection of wintering sites for the endangered black-necked cranes.
Dominica Conservation Association
A non-profit-making NGO involved in education, organisation and promotion of participation in the judicious management and development of Dominica's natural, cultural and economic resources through appropriate conservation measures, to preserve and enhance the nation's heritage and improve the standard of living for present and future generations.
Andreas Demetrion Demetropoulos
Mr. Demetropoulos successfully campaigned for the establishment of Cyprus' first national park in the Akamas peninsula in 1986 and the protection of breeding grounds for the endangered green and loggerhead turtles.
In 1989 new regulations under the fisheries legislation were approved by government and the house of representatives, protecting about 10 km of coastline incorporating the much-coveted turtle nesting beaches of Lara and Toxeftra in the Akamas.
Sheila Gwennifer Davis
President of the Maruia Society. Her campaigns helped obtain protective legislation for indigenous forests and reform of the mining laws.
Czech National Union of Nature
Founded in 1979, the Union is involved in management of protected areas.
It publicises environmental problems and promotes awareness through its popular monthly journal, Nasi Prirodou (our country's nature).
Commandant Cousteau is a distinguished marine explorer and inventor of deep-sea diving equipment. He pioneered conservation of marine resources worldwide through his writings, lectures and award winning films.
In 1989, he was inducted into the famous Académie Française, France's highest form of recognition for lifetime cultural contributions. In 1991, the Catalan Institute of Mediterranean Studies in Barcelona awarded Captain Cousteau its International Catalan Prize. The Smithsonian Institution in Washington honored Cousteau with the James Smithson Bicentennial Medal in 1996.
Captain Cousteau was an official guest at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development. The following year, he was appointed to the UN High-Level Advisory Board on Sustainable Development and agreed to serve as advisor on environmentally sustainable development to the World Bank. That same year, the President of France named him Chairman of a newly-created Council on the Rights of Future Generations; Captain Cousteau resigned this post in 1995 to protest France's resumption of nuclear testing in the Pacific.
Through The Cousteau Society, which he founded in 1973, the Captain focused his efforts to protect and improve the quality of life for present and future generations. Supported by contributions from members and the public, the Society has carried out expeditions throughout the world to document humanity's interaction with natural ecosystems, and to rouse the consciousness of Earth's citizens.
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Gabriel L. Charles
Mr. Charles has an outstanding record in environmental protection and awareness. He helped establish the environmental commission, which looks into environmental management in St. Lucia 1992.
In 1986 he also helped establish the beaches and parks commission which is responsible for the planning and maintenance of all beaches in St. Lucia as well as parks in 1986. Mr. Charles was the founder of the St. Lucia naturalist society, an NGO responsible for environmental education and awareness, and protection of wildlife in the Caribbean.
He is also one of the founder members of the Caribbean foresters' society with responsibility for the improvement of the regional environment.
Cetacean Society International
The Cetacean Society International (CSI) is a small but influential NGO, which supports marine mammal conservation through its public awareness campaigns, education, and support for benign whale and dolphin research.
CSI has volunteer representatives in more than 20 countries and encourages non-lethal sustainable use of cetacean resources through such activities as whalewatching worldwide. It is active in the global plan of action for marine mammals.