Lynton Keith Caldwell
Dr. Caldwell has participated in numerous environmental projects with the UN, UNESCO, OAS, IUCN and the International Joint Commission of Canada and the United States of America. He has published 10 books and over 200 scholarly articles. He was a leading participant in the drafting of the United States of America's National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 and the principal elements of this Act are now being utilised by 30 governments and international agencies in the USA, Australia, Canada, Japan, and the European Community. Dr. Caldwell has served on numerous scientific policy boards and commissions. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, among others, and an honorary member of the International Association for Impact Assessment.
Dr. Chul-Whan Cha
Dr. Cha initiated the promotion of environmental education and preservation in Korea. His study on "Public Nuisance in Seoul, Pusan and Daegu Cities" convinced the government to include pollution control in their five year Master Plan for Economic Development. Dr. Cha contributed to the establishment of the organisation for environmental studies and founded the Institute for Environmental Health at Korea University in 1973. In 1982 the Korean government awarded him the prestigious National Medal for his environmental achievements
Conservation Council of New Brunswick
The foremost environmental public interest group in New Brunswick. Work is implemented by volunteers whose objectives are to generate public awareness and to promote environmentally sound policies. These objectives are pursued through public speaking, publications, projects and community campaigning.
To focus public attention on groundwater pollution, the New Brunswick government created the Clean Water Act in 1989, establishing groundwater protection zones, chemical monitoring requirements, and legally enforceable safe drinking water standards.
Keith Frederick Corbett
For over 20 years Mr. Corbett has championed the cause of reptile and amphibian conservation. In 1967 he funded a project investigating the status, ecology, and conservation needs of lacerta agilis and two associated herpitiles. His findings were instrumental in initiating the UK wildlife legislation in 1975 that protected the three species. He has also founded the Conservation Committee of the British Herpetological Society, the Association of Croydon Conservation Societies and initiated habitat management and re-introduction projects into regional and national conservation strategies.
Herbert Jose de Souza
Mr. De Souza, also known as "Betinho", is a sociologist, economist and author. He was head of the national Campaign for Agrarian Reform and founded the Brazilian Institute for Socio-Economic Analysis (IBASE). De Souza campaigned for Amazonian Indians and rain forests by co-authoring "Tregda Ecologica para a Arnazonia" (Give Peace to Amazonia), a publication advocating eco-development in the Amazonas. In 1988 he coordinated the Se Liga Rio (Pay Attention Rio) movement, offering an answer to city violence, pollution and surrounding deforestation. With the help of IBASE he and others organised "Terra e Dernocracia" ("Earth and Dernocracy"), the biggest ecological event in Brazilian history dedicated to the Amazon and Indian nations.
Environment Telephone of Vereniging
Many people have questions about paint, detergents, their car or the nasty smell coming from a nearby factory. The "Environment Telephone" is ready to answer questions of consumers about the environment at home, in the neighbourhood, in their workplace and during their leisure. The workers of the "Environment Telephone" have access to an extensive documentation system, as well as a network of people and organisations.
A professor of International Hydrology at the Natural Science Research Council, she presently serves as a consultant on water-scarcity issues to the FAO and the World Bank, and chairs the International Water Resources Association's Committee on Water Strategies for the 21st century and the Working Group on the International Geosphere Biosphere Programme for the International Association for Hydrological Sciences. Dr. Falkenmark is the author of over 150 water science publications and her recent studies in environmental management include climate change, water scarcity implications for the Third World development, and the links between terrestrial ecology and hydrology.
Philip Martin Fearnside
A research professor in the Department of Ecology at the National Institute for Research in the Amazon (INPA) in Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil. In 1972 his study of the human carrying capacity on the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica convinced the Costa Rican national congress to create the Corcovado National Park. He has authored hundreds of publications on the environment and his work culminated in the creation of the Ouro Preto do Oeste Ecological Research Reserve. In 1988-89 he examined the environmental impacts of major World Bank projects around the world. He has special interests in the process and impacts of deforestation on the greenhouse effect.
Fleurir Maurice Committee M.G.T.O.
The "Fleurir Maurice" Committee, a pioneer in ecological concerns, was set up in Mauritius in 1967 with the objective of protecting and embellishing the environment. An extensive awareness campaign is carried out through the media, posters, youth clubs, schools and colleges, women's associations, municipalities and district councils. A nationwide, annual "Fleurir Maurice" competition is organised and awards are presented to the best houses, schools, colleges, hospitals, industrial estates, sugar factories, villages, beaches and hotels in each of the four District Councils areas and the five towns of Mauritius. Nursery projects in schools, cleaning of beaches, placing kilns at the base of filaos trees to prevent people from damaging them when cooking food, and "Operation Force Verte" which consists of extensive tree planting along highways, main roads and mountain slopes.
Alegria Fonseca Barrera
Ms. Fonseca is a member of the Colombian Parliament, and a lawyer who succeeded in reversing the decision of the government to build a tourist hotel in the National Park of Tayrona. She also defeated a decision to construct an industrial area in the National Park of Salamanca Island and initiated the Forest Action Plan for Colombia. She is the founder of the Alma Foundation dedicated to monitor and educate people about the natural environment. Ms. Fonseca also stimulates public awareness through writing books and radio programmes, and has launched reafforestation, tree nursery and community projects by organising a reafforestation unit in every community.