Sawroop Krishna Sharma
In 1988 Mr. Sharma established a "Green Library of Environmental Sciences", the first of its kind in India.
He has organised several national and international exhibitions and seminars, to promote environmental conservation and sustainable development.
He is secretary of the Environmental Society of India, an NGO active in environmental awareness, research and training which he founded in 1976 (the first in India).
Andrew Augustus Simmons
President of the Jems progressive community organisation, which promotes tree planting, soil conservation and sanitation.
Since 1972 he has been mobilising young people in community environmental activities. He is the coordinator of a Caribbean Youth Environment Network.
Dr. Skoulikidis has conducted important research on impacts of air pollution on historic monuments, particularly the acropolis in Athens. His studies of atmospheric sulphur dioxide and its effect on marble assist in the restoration of ancient monuments.
David T. Suzuki
An eloquent communicator on environmental issues and the host of several radio and TV programmes, including the popular Canadian broadcasting corporation TV series "The Nature of Things", and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio series "It's a Matter of Survival".
He writes a weekly syndicated newspaper column on the environment and is the author of six children's books. He was awarded the UN Gold Medal, UNESCO's Kalinga Prize and holds 11 honorary degrees from Canada and US. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada.
A British explorer and environmentalist, he has promoted the conservation of the Antarctic and the protection of the ozone layer through hundreds of public lectures worldwide.
In 1985/86 he walked 1,500 km across the Antarctic to the South Pole.
Ms. Tamrakar has for many years presented environmental programmes on Radio Nepal which have increased awareness of the need for the protection of the Himalayan kingdom's threatened environments.
A Czech journalist, TV producer and author, and founder of the "brontosaurus- movement which mobilises youth for conservation.
During the past 14 years the movement has organised 15,000 young people to work in afforestation.
A self-trained social worker who has led successful campaigns for environmental legislation in Greece and against pollution of the Gulf of Patras.
Among his other achievement are protecting the coastal forests and wetlands of Kalogria.
A Sri-Lankan Buddhist monk who promotes rural environmental protection.
Since 1981 ven Thera has organised more than 1,000 villagers to conserve forests and carry out afforestation programmes to protect areas threatened by development projects.
He established a model village in Galahitiya, which practices sustainable development and is an inspiration to neighbouring communities.
Valentin V. Voloshin
Dr. Voloshin is deputy chairman of the United Kingdomrainian National Committee for UNESCO's Man and Biosphere programme and he has influenced environmental policy in the Soviet Union. He is author of several publications on environmental management.