Tom Burke has been called the United Kingdom's longest serving and most effective environmental campaigner and thinker.
He has lived up to this reputation by so effectively managing the non-governmental organization Friends of the Earth (UK) that it has become one of the most influential environmental groups in the world.
He has headed the Green Alliance and the European Environmental Bureau and brought them to greater heights of effectiveness.
Roselie Bertell started her research work on cancer in 1970. She developed epidemiological methods to detect the health effects of X-rays and of ionizing radiation from nuclear deices and radioactive materials.
She conducted health programmes for people who received radioactive impacts on the Marshall Islands in the South Pacific.
Ms. Bertell supports small NGOs involved in public health worldwide. In Canada, she is campaigning against the uranium mining activities in the province of Saskatchewan. Her book No Immediate Danger: Prognosis for a Radioactive Earth has been translated into French.
She is the President of the International Institute of Concern for Public Health. In 1986 she received the Alternate Nobel Prize.
Mark is an expert in rehabilitating captive gorillas and reintroducing them into their natural habitats. Invited to work in the Congo, he single-handedly solved some of the problems associated with this particular species.
Aside from establishing the Brazzaville Gorilla Rescue Centre he also established an efficient legal confiscation procedure for CITES-listed primates. In addition, he rehabilitated, medically and socially, 22 orphan gorillas; implemented a successful reintroduction project; raised the awareness of the general public on the legal status of gorillas; and trained Congolese staff in gorilla rehabilitation and management.
Ndyakira Ntamuhirra Amooti
Sir Nydakira Ntamuhirra Amooti was a Ugandan journalist who specialized in writing on African wildlife died of leukemia at Nsambya Hospital in 1999.
Sir Nydakira Ntamuhirra Amooti did not merely describe African wildlife, but he called world attention to the poaching and smuggling of animals for laboratory experiments, exhibitions and other forms of ill treatment. At great risk to his life and career, he has written about and exposed the practice that has enabled him to reap rewards and recognition from conservation groups around the world.