Australian Commission for the Future Ltd.
In 1987, the Commission launched a joint programme with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation aimed at activating Australians at all levels to understand and prepare for climate change impacts. This 1988 campaign culminated in "greenhouse 88" - a nationwide three-day conference linking 10 cities by satellite television in high-level discussions on various aspects of climate change. No other organisation or nation has so far conducted any comparable public awareness programme on climate change.
As Executive Director of the Charles River Watershed Association from 1973 until her retirement in 1988, Mrs. Barron led the successful campaign to reclaim the Charles River polluted by municipal and industrial wastes and poor land use. She aroused community interest in a healthy United States of Americable river through newspapers, radio and TV and by organising such public events as swimming, fishing and canoe racing. These events were used to show public interest in the Charles River to governmental agencies whose programmes and policies were in turn used to improve what she called the people's river.
Madame Parbati spends long periods away from home, assisting the west Bengal Forestry Department in their work concerning the welfare and protection of elephants in the foothills of the Himalayas.
Kamal H. Batanouny
Since 1963 Professor Batanouny has extensively researched desert ecosystems and plants in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, and promoted conservation of plant genetic resources. He has recently conducted a study on Islam and conservation.
A leading Mongolian journalist and scholar who directed radio campaigns to protect the Hövsgol - one of the largest freshwater lakes in Mongolia. His efforts led to the shelving of joint Mongolian-Russia plans to mine phosphate in the Hövsgol valley, which would have threatened the lake.
Since 1973 Mr. Bonilla has made significant contributions to environmental education in Costa Rica through radio, TV, lectures, and publications used in many schools.
A French ecologist noted for his research on tropical ecosystems and mammals. Dr. Bourliere was from 1963 to 1966 President of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). He has served in senior positions in several international projects, including as chairman from 1971-75 of the UNESCO man and biosphere programme and chairman of the International Association for Eecology (INTECOL), 1982-1986.
Paul Adrian Brodeur
Paul Brodeur has been a staff writer at the New Yorker magazine for the past 34 years.
In 1968, he alerted the nation to the massive public health hazard posed by asbestos, and has written four books on the subject. His pioneering articles on the destruction of the ozone layer by man-made chemicals won an award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
His three-part series of articles on the health hazards associated with the electromagnetic fields given off by power lines won a public service award in 1990 from the American Society of Professional Journalists. These articles have been published in a book entitled "Currents of Death: Power Lines, Computer Terminals, and the Attempt to Cover up their Threat to your Health".
Kenneth A. Brynaert
Mr. Brynaert has since 1973 been Executive Director of the Canadian Wildlife Federation, an NGO active in environmental education and management. During his term federation membership has grown from 200 to over 500,000. Mr. Brynaert has promoted community participation in protection of forests and wildlife habitat for 30 years. He serves on ministerial committees on whaling and endangered species.
Paul John Butler
Working with Saint Lucia's Forestry Department, Mr. Butler initiated an environmental education that is one of the most successful in the Caribbean; incorporating billboards, posters, bumper stickers, sermons, songs, videos and theatre to convey the conservation message. He has been at the forefront of campaigns to protect the endangered Saint Lucia parrot and was the first recipient of the Prime Minister's Award for Wildlife Conservation. Today, Mr. Butler works for the US-based Rare Center for Tropical Conservation and is helping to coordinate environmental education programmes throughout the region.