Professor Roland Albignac, Director of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Project, has been involved in the study of conservation of Madagascar's wildlife for most of his life. He has contributed decisively to achieving national park status for the Mananara reserve, a key habitat for the aye-aye (the most threatened species of Lemur) and for the neighbouring marine park. Currently, he is helping to develop and apply low cost, sustainable methods of intensifying fanning and fishing on the reserve.
Ahmed Abdel-Wahab Abdel-Gawaad
Professor of Environmental Science at the Faculty of Agriculture, Moshtohor, Egypt. During the last 20 years he has written the Environmental Encyclopedia Series in Arabic, and most of his research (120 papers) hasbeen directed to the problem of environmental pollution by pesticide residues in Egypt.
Through national symposia, international congresses and his scientific television programme, and public organizations and governmental agencies, Professor Abdel-Gawaad has helped advance knowledge of pesticides in agriculture.