Alexander Sergeevich Isaev
Dr. Isaev is a pioneer in forest management based on ecological zone productivity, which is now practiced widely in Russia.
As a member of the Russian Supreme Soviet Committee on Environment, he helped shape and implement environmental policy.
Dr. Isaev has written frequently for the media, particularly on the conservation of Lake Baikal and on the environmental impacts of hydropower stations in Siberia.
The environmental correspondent for Asahi Shimbun, a leading Japanese daily newspaper with a circulation exceeding 12 million. His reports from Africa in 1986 highlighted environmental problems and led to a change towards support for sustainable development in Japanese aid policy. His books and articles on environment are widely read and used as texts in Japanese schools.
Controller of factual programmes for Central Television in the UNITED KINGDOM. He heads a team which works closely with TVE - the Television Trust for the Environment - which is a charity partly sponsored by UNEP. Central television's commitment to the production of environmental programmes is a long and continuing one. Past programmes include awardwinning documentaries which drew public attention to the destruction of the Amazonian forests and stimulated global assistance to the Ethiopian famine victims in 1984/85. Central's most recent environmental production was a two hour special - the last show on earth - which was broadcast to mark the Rio Summit, and which attracted a UK audience of seven and a half million viewers.
Luis Sumar Kalinowski
A Peruvian agronomist who reintroduced cultivation and consumption of Kiwicha, a highly nutritious staple food which was common in the Inca era. Kiwicha is now widely used in child nutrition in rural Peru. For his work, Dr. Kalinowski was awarded the Order of the Sun, Peru's National Award.
Shomb Sultan Khan
General Manager of an Aga Khan Foundation Rural Support Programme which encourages forest management and sustainable agriculture. Since 1982, the programme has promoted sound environmental management and small-scale income- generating activities which have benefitted 800,000 rural people in northern Pakistan.
Sook Pyo Kwon
Since 1986 Professor Kwon, an environmental scientist, has conducted research on industrial pollution. In 1962 he lobbied successfully for the first environmental legislation in Korea, and in 1968 he established the institute for environmental research at Yonsei University. Professor kwon serves in senior positions on government committees and NGOs dealing with environment. His 250 articles and 15 books, and numerous lectures and interviews on radio and TV have helped increase environmental awareness in the Republic of Korea.
A distinguished scientist in the fields of medicine, public health and the environment. For more than 30 years he has advised governments and international organisations including UNEP, world health organisation, and the European Community on such subjects as nuclear energy, marine pollution, toxic chemicals, and environmental standards.
Hugh F. Lamprey
Dr. Lamprey was active between 1953 and 1990, initiating, undertaking and directing management, research education and conservation programmes relating to wildlife, natural resources and lands in Kenya, Tanzania and the Sudan. Now living in the UK, he is engaged in environmental consultancy concerned mainly with national parks and protected areas in Africa.
Leichtmetallgesellschaft Mbh (LMG)
LMG, with advice from the Essen University Biology Department, has protected wetlands on its site in the Ruhr, halted use of horticultural chemicals and allowed wild grasslands to thrive. As a result natural habitats have developed which have been colonised by birds, reptiles and other small fauna, including some endangered species. The company's achievement is an example of ecodevelopment in industrial areas.
Pierre Gustave Lequeux