For the past three decades Dr. Wingate, a zoologist, has implemented many conservation projects in Bermuda. In 1962 he restored Nonesuch Island by planting 6,000 indigenous trees and shrubs, thus creating a "living museum".
His work on oceanic birds and the reintroduction of the green turtle in Bermuda has earned him international recognition.
Gilbert F. White
A renowned geographer and scientist whose work has increased international understanding of natural and technical hazards, and the impacts of nuclear war.
Richard A. Vollenweider
An eminent aquatic biologist whose research on eutrophication has been important in conserving the great lakes of north America, and lakes worldwide.
Collaborating with OECD, WHO, PAHO, UNEP, ILEC, he has made outstanding contributions to sustained management of aquatic ecosystems.
He is actively involved in the research of eutrophication of the Adriatic Sea and the Mediterranean, and the protection of these seas from further degradation.
Ms. Traore has initiated and mobilised women's groups in afforestation and desertification control in Senegal, thus contributing to food and energy self sufficiency in marginal areas.
Edward L. Towle
Dr. Towle established the island resources foundation in 1971 to promote sound management of island ecosystems.
He was the founder president of the Caribbean Conservation Association. Dr. Towle works mainly with young people in his environmental programmes.
Sione Latuila Tongilava
A senior official of the Government of Tonga who has helped establish two forest reserves, five marine parks, and introduced the use of solar power to replace diesel generators which were polluting lagoons.
He has trained environmental workers in Tonga and drafted environmental and land use legislation, which became law in 1983.
The environmental correspondent for the Bangkok Post, Thailand's leading English language newspaper since 1977.
Her concern for the environment prompted her to write in her free time and for the past 10 years she has been writing on environmental issues in her "nature notebook" column in the Bangkok Post's Sunday extra.
She has increased public awareness of local and international environmental problems through her articles.
For the past 13 years Ms. Teixeira has lobbied industry for sound environmental management. She is the secretary general of CAIPA, a Portuguese NGO concerned with promoting sustainable development.
As Governor of Bangkok, Mr. Srimuang has achieved urban improvements through anti-pollution regulations, health campaigns, and the creation of "green" areas. His achievements are models for many city administrators.
Irina Vasilevna Springuel
Ms. Springuel has since 1977 conducted research on vegetation in the Egyptian deserts, and studies on the ecosystem of the first cataract islands at Aswan, which led to their legislative protection in 1986.