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Wednesday, 13 July 2011 20:42

G. Radhamohan

G. Radhamohan

Professor Radhamohan, a social worker and teacher, has mobilised students and rural youth in "greening" barren hills in Orissa, India. With his volunteers he established a 1,000 hectare cashewnut plantation and campaigned for forest conservation and afforestation of major dam project areas.

Professor Radhamohan has promoted forest conservation in more than 5,000 villages in Orissa.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011 20:39

Robert Richter

Robert Richter

For the past 30 years Mr. Richter's TV documentaries on global environmental issues have appeared regularly on public and commercial networks in the us and many other countries.

His best known productions include "Increase and Multiply", on population growth in developing countries, "Gods of Metal", on the nuclear arms race, and "Hungry for Profit" on large-scale plantation agriculture.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011 20:36

Anita Roddick

Anita Roddick

In 1976 Ms. Roddick founded The Body Shop International Plc, which now has 782 branches in 42 countries retailing skin and hair care preparations. Her shops use recycled paper and refillable containers. She also uses the shops to publicise environmental and consumer issues.

Ms Roddick supports community economic and health projects in India, Nepal, New York, Scotland, Mexico and Brazil.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011 20:35

Basil Allen Rossi

Basil Allen Rossi


Dr. Rossi introduced organic farming of sugar, rice and pepper in northern Samar Province in the Philippines in 1980, increasing yields up to 300% and creating employment for many villagers. His achievements promote sustainable development.
Wednesday, 13 July 2011 20:34

Felix Yakovlevich Rovinsky

Felix Yakovlevich Rovinsky

A chemist who has made significant contributions to research into the global distribution and effects of toxic pollutants in the biosphere.

His work on organochlorines, sulphur and nitrogen compounds and heavy metals has led to a greater understanding of their effects on terrestrial ecosystems in Eurasia.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011 20:31

Dr. Felix Augustine Ryan

Dr. Felix Augustine Ryan

For the past 30 years Mr. Ryan has been promoting income-generating projects for the poor based on rural raw materials, waste and appropriate technology in Africa and Asia. The three volumes of his popular book "better life technologies for the poor" is a valuable text for rural extension workers.

He is the founder president of Ryan Foundation International which innovates ecofriendly low technology to solve problems created by high technology and also the chief monitor of the global movement "Survival by Sea Water" which was made part of UN Secretariat document by the UNCED Prepcom in Dublin.

Mr. Ryan shows the rural poor ways to desalinate sea or saline water into drinking water at almost no cost and plant trees that grow in sea water and shows the employment this generates. He was advisor to UNIDO and ILO.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011 15:15

Jose Manuel Salazar

Jose Manuel Salazar

Mr. Salazar, who is also known as Don Manuel, is a small-scale farmer who has created a small forest on his farm which he uses to teach afforestation and agroforestry to students and the community.

In 1988 he was honoured with the "Roble de Oro" Award of Colombia's Institute for Renewable Natural Resources and Environment. His work is a model for peasant farmers worldwide.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011 15:13

Richard Sandbrook

Richard Sandbrook

Mr. Sandbrook was one of the founders of Friends of the Earth (UK) in 1969, an influential NGO with traditions of sound research, professional advocacy and grassroots approaches to environmental issues. He helped develop Earthscan, which is now a leading environmental publisher.

Mr. Sandbrook has been actively involved with international NGOs for over 15 years, among them the Environmental Liaison Centre (now the International Institute for Environment and Development), where he is executive director.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011 15:11

Pierre Schram

Pierre Schram

Mr. Schram, a civil engineer, created an environmental database for Luxembourg, including a description and inventory of forest stands. He has made important contributions to the study of forest evolution by statistical analyses.

The system, built upon the basis of aerial photographs, is extended to satellite imagery. It will be linked to a low-cost information system, which can be used in global forest monitoring.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011 15:10

Leonard Schwartz

Leonard Schwartz

Mr. Schwartz, formerly a publisher, is chairman of the US-based rainforest alliance which was formed in 1987 to raise funds to acquire and manage rainforest reserves.

The alliance also supports a rural health programme in Peru, and publishes newsletters and other information on environment and health issues.

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