Ecology Law Quarterly
Established in 1971, Ecology Law Quarterly was the first American law school review dealing solely with environmental law and policy. Its articles are cited frequently in court opinions, by legal institutions, and by lawyers. ELQ's articles cover the whole range of environmental law and policy and reflect widely differing philosophies and points of view.
ELQ has sponsored symposia on environmental law and policy in developing countries, in the Pacific Basin and in Europe. ELQ is an important institution in the growth of environmental law and policy, in the US and throughout the world.
M. A. Partha Sarathy
Partha Sarathy, Chairman of the Commission for Education of IUCN, founded the first "Tree Brigade" to motivate and educate the people in India on planning and protection of trees.
As Chairman of the first IUCN Task Force on the Asian Elephant, he founded four regional offices of the World Wide Fund for Nature. With his personal financial means and influence he has devoted the past 25 years to the cause of conservation education in India and worldwide.
He is well known through his radio programme "Environmental School on the Air". He established and taught at a school for children in an elephant forest.
Saenaua Women's Association
In 1982, New Zealand funded a reafforestation project under a plan negotiated among the Solomon Islands Government, the New Zealand Government and Saenaua landowners. The project was initiated to reduce the slash and burn methods practiced by the local community.
Landowners combined their plots and cleared the land. Trees were planted for a minimal wage and the women planted communal vegetable gardens between the stands of trees. This has resulted in deforested lands being replanted and the production of vegetables to supplement nutritional needs.
Professor Rajeriarison, teacher at the University of Antananarivo is also the head of Ecology Department.
She has been involved in the environmental education programme for children between the ages of 6 to 18, in order to make them aware of the benefits of plants and animals. As a professor and researcher, she keeps on teaching and leading student research on environmental problems and agroforestry practices.
About 15 research papers have been presented under her direction at the University.
Vo Quy, a world renowned conservationist, was the architect of the National Conservation Strategy that mobilised the Vietnamese people to plant at least 160,000 hectares of trees per year to make up for the loss of some 2.2 million hectares of forest and farmland during the war.
He was awarded the World Wildlife Foundation Gold Medal for his outstanding leadership in pioneering environmental conservation and education in IndoChina. Quy has also spearheaded the rehabilitation of the habitat of the Sarus Crane in IndoChina where it was previously thought to be extinct.
After six years, Portugal's National Association for Conservation of Nature - "Quercus" - has grown to 5,500 members, organised in 18 delegations throughout the country and several research bodies and task groups.
Quercus is a non-profit making, non-partisan association that conducts studies/assessments of Portugal's flora and fauna and establishes environmental projects with business enterprises and governmental bodies adhering to the principles and aims of sustainable development. Quercus has made important contributions to environmental awareness through media campaigns. It is the publisher of the 0 Teixo newsletter, Cademos Quercus, as well as other nonperiodical publications.
Quercus is also a member of several international organisations.
Suryo Wardhoyo Prawiroatmodjo
Dr. Prawiroattnodjo, veterinarian, initiated the establishment of Pusat Pendidikan Lingkungan Hidup (PPLH), an environmental education centre in East Java, Indonesia.
The aim of the centre is to stimulate awareness and extend conservation education to all parts of Indonesia and South East Asia. The centre activities are mostly of a practical nature covering veterinary practice, observation, and field work along with other practical examples.
He also joined the Green Indonesia Foundation to help them spread environmental education.
Participatory Development Forum (PDF)
Participatory Development Forum was launched in 1972 by a group of women leaders in Indonesia to develop an accessible freshwater supply plan through community self-help.
Bumiredjo Village lacked a safe water supply system and the only accessible water was a contaminated river. Following a serious epidemic that killed many people, the villagers built a water supply structure of tanks and bamboo pipes. These were later replaced by funds from CIDA. Now diarrhoea epidemics and skin disease incidents have dropped markedly, and the infant mortality rate fell from 125 per 1,000 in 1980 to 80 per 1,000 in 1990.
Paasban / Family Planning Association
For the past 12 years, The Paasban Women's Development Programme has been working on a national strategy to bring women into the mainstream of development to improve their economic and social status.
In 1986, the women introduced smokeless chulhas (stoves). Traditional mud stoves used by the majority of the rural population consumed a great deal of already scarce fuelwood. The project team thus organized a series of 'chulha' workshops to train women to build, repair and maintain chulhas. Fuel consumption has now been reduced by 30 per cent and the women expend less energy gathering wood. Health conditions have also improved as smoke is reduced in communities.
NIKA - Magazine of the Czech Union for Nature and Conservation
The NIKA magazine, launched in 1979, is best known to the public for its conflict with the then powerful state newspaper, the "Rude Pravo." During the communist regime, NIKA managed to inform its readers about events in nature conservation and environment protection even behind the Iron Curtain. The magazine covers nature conservation, comments on serious events in the environmental sphere of Czechoslovakia and is published six times a year with a print run of 8,000 copies per year.