Adel R. Awad
A member of key national environment commissions on marine protection, water safety and urbanism.
His major contributions include pollution treatment in Syria's largest water project. His research forms the basis for water resource quality management and hydrology (sewage and stormwater networks and treatment) in large Syrian cities such as Damascus, Aleppo, and Lattakia.
Jean M. Belanger
President of the CCPA since 1978. In 1984, he led the industry's participation in the federal review of the petrochemical industry at which time the CCPA introduced "responsible care", a philosophy on corporate and environmental management.
CCPA has introduced community awareness/emergency response programme codes of environmental practice. Belanger has succeeded in having this philosophy adopted by chemical industry associations in the US and UK.
Dr. David James Bellamy
Botanist, writer and broadcaster. Professor Bellamy has made numerous television and radio programmes to communicate his enthusiasm and concern for the natural world.
He has published some 80 papers and 34 books, many for children covering a wide range of environmental subjects. He is president, patron or trustee of numerous conservation and environmental organizations.
Dr. Enrique Beltran
For 50 years Dr. Beltran has been a celebrated figure in Mexico in bringing environmental problems to the forefront of public awareness.
His projects have had a great impact in the research on the environment and marine biology. He has formed the best public library in Mexico on ecology and natural resources.
Dr. Beltran was vice-president of IUCN from 1954-58 and is an honorary member of WWF.
Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS)
The Bombay Natural History Society has played a crucial role in protecting India's wildlife. Started more than a century ago, the Society pioneered wildlife research in the subcontinent. This has helped save many species and habitats, for instance the restoration of the Great Indian Bustard populations.
The Society has been especially successful in establishing a scientific basis for conservation and sustainable development programmes. Its publications have stimulated public interest in wildlife and conservation. The experience and achievements of the society offer valuable lessons to other conservation organizations, especially those in developing countries.
Reid A. Bryson
In 1963, Dr. Reid A. Bryson founded the Center for Climatic Research, in which he is currently Senior Scientist. Throughout his career, Dr. Bryson has been interested in interdisciplinary studies and was one of the founders and chairman of the University of Wisconsin’s Interdisciplinary Committee on the Future of Man.
He also was the driving force behind the development of the University of Wisconsin's Institute for Environmental Studies and its focus on the "interdisciplinary study of the man-environment system" between 1965 and 1970. He was Director of the Institute from 1970-1985. The Institute has produced scores of graduates in fields of environmental importance. Considered by many to be the ‘Father of Scientific Climatology’, Professor Bryson has written five books and more than 240 papers in the fields of limnology, meteorology, climatology, archaeology and geography.
Much of Dr. Bryson’s work has dealt with climate in relation to human ecology, and this has lead him into extensive travel, especially to
Dr. Bryson is also widely known for his research on past climates, climatic change, and climate in relation to biota and history. His best-known laboratory works are in the development of new approaches to climatology, such as airstream analysis and quantitative, objective methods of reconstructing past climates. Dr. Bryson is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the American Meteorological Society, and a charter member of the World Council for the Biosphere. HeSenior Scientist at the Center for Climatic Research and Emeritus Prof. of Meteorology, of Geography, and of Environmental Studies.
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Children's Alliance for the Protection of the Environment (CAPE)
CAPE is an action-orientated organisation uniting children and young adults in a global conservation movement. In the first two years after its founding in 1989, CAPE engaged more than 60,000 children in beach clean-ups worldwide.
Today, members in 30 countries work together through cape-sponsored events such as International Beach Appreciation Day and the Global Clean-up Party and through participation in international reafforestation and habitat preservation projects. They share Ideas, knowledge, and accomplishments through Many Hands, the CAPE newspaper written by and for children of all ages.
CAPE has produced a 140-page environmental curriculum, the CAPE Program Guide, for teachers, youth Leaders, and club sponsors.
The Chongololo and Conservation Clubs of Zambia were formed in 1972 as a national movement of young people.
The Chongololo Magazine and Chongololo Guide, distributed to schools and youth clubs six times per year, provide basic information on Zambian habitats and wildlife.
The 1,145 Clubs have established "action committees" to carry out publicity campaigns, tree-planting and fund raising for conservation work. The Clubs have weekly 30-minute radio programmes on the environment, in English and the vernacular.
Former Prime Minister of Thailand who showed political leadership and courage in revoking all logging concessions because of their damage to the environment, a reform sought by conservationists for decades.
The 1989 decision was a landmark, proving Thailand's will to protect and manage the environment, particularly its forests.
City Council of Erlangen
Erlangen (pop. 100,000) has become a model for an environmentally- friendly city management. In close cooperation with local representatives of associations for the preservation of nature and the environment, the Erlangen City Council has issued a series of by-laws for the enhancement of the ecological situation in Erlangen.
This intensive collaboration, supported by committed public relations work, has led to a considerable improvement in the field of City ecology. An integrated refuse collection and processing programme helps to avoid the production of refuse and ensures the recycling of a high proportion of garbage and waste.
The city's traffic planning is exemplary -approximately 200 km of bike paths have been developed over the past 20 years, and the use of public transport has risen by 25%. Biotopes were laid out at a cost of over us$3 million, an in the immediate neighbourhood of the city approximately 40 hectares of wetland were restored. To date 43% of the city zone has been declared either protected landscape areas or nature reserves.