World Organisation of the Scout Movement
The Scout Organisation has a long history of efforts to protect natural environments and teach conservation to millions of young people all over the world.
The organisation has recently begun active cooperation with UNEP to strengthen these activities throughout its global organisation.
A prominent Greek journalist who has written extensively in newspapers and magazines on a wide range of environmental issues such as acid rain, pollution and endangered species. In 1991, he wrote the book "The forest: the Silent Tragedy or the end of Life". He also works as press officer of WWF Greece.
World Assembly of Youth (Way)
WAY is the coordinating committee of national youth councils and youth organisations which has helped to increase environmental awareness among youth worldwide - and to implement UNEP's youth environmental agenda.
Founded in 1949, WAY has the highest consultitive status "I" with the United Nations System. WAY works in close cooperation with the UN agencies: UNFPA, WHO, UNICEF, UNEP, UNDP, UNESCO, and CSDHA.
WAY recognises the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the basis of its action and of its services and works for the promotion of youth and their organizations in programme areas such as: democracy, environment, human rights, population, health, drugs, community development, and leadership training.
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.
Turkish Association for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
A Turkish NGO active in public awareness programmes, afforestation and lobbying against industrial pollution.
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.