Professor Margaris, a Greek ecologist, has researched widely on ecosystem management in the Mediterranean and championed environmental issues in Greece through newspapers and TV programmes.
Dr. Marinov has been active in environmental management in Israel for over two decades.
He served as Founding Director of the Environmental Protection Service, and has been Director General of the Ministry of the Environment since its establishment in 1988.
Dr. McMichael has for 30 years played a key role in both government and non-government Australian institutions dealing with environment and natural resources.
He was instrumental in the establishment of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and in the development of federal government environment policies and conservation programs during the 1970s and 1980s.
From 1981 to 1984 he was Chairman of the Environment Committee of OECD. During 1991 and 1992 he has been actively involved in the development of a biological diversity conservation strategy for Australia.
Ms. Margaret Mee, who died in 1988, made unique paintings of Brazilian flora during 15 plant-hunting expeditions over 30 years. They form a unique record of many plant species threatened with extinction as the Amazonian forests disappear.
She is credited with the discovery of eight new plant species.
Carlos Minc Baumfeld
Professor Minc Baumfeld has used his position as a legislator in the state of Rio de Janeiro to organise environmental protection campaigns.
Through his efforts some natural areas are protected in the state, including the Illia Grande Island, the last coastal reserve in the state. He has written several books on environment and ecology.
President Daniel Arap Moi
For more than a decade President Moi has exercised strong leadership in Kenyan and African environmental issues, particularly in the fields of soil preservation, reforestation, national parks and sustainable rural development.
President Moi actively involves himself in environmental projects like building gabions and planting trees. He is also a leading advocate in the developing world of international cooperation to preserve the ozone layer and for measures to limit climate change.
Mr. Moideen in 1969 mobilized fellow landless peasants in a successful campaign to preserve 120 hectares of wasteland, which they converted into a fruit plantation.
In 1978/79 he and his volunteers planted nearly one million trees in the Western Ghats area. These achievements are examples of environmental action for marginal farmers elsewhere. His latest project is the planting of 750,000 trees in the area.
Professor Mario J. Molina
Dr. Molina was co-author (with F. S. Rowland) of the original papers, which drew attention to the chlorofluorocarbons/stratospheric ozone depletion problem. He is one of the premier atmospheric laboratory scientists.
Dr. Molina was a participant in raising the initial problem, and then played a crucial role in demonstrating the importance of anthropogenic chlorine during the formation of the ozone hole.
Dr. Edgardo Mondolfi
Prof. Mondolfi, a biologist, and former Ambassador of Venezuela to Kenya has done pioneer work in wildlife management. He was awarded Venezuela's "Pemio Nacional de Conservacion" (1969).
Prof. Mondolfi has been Assistant Minister of Agriculture, adviser to the Ministry of Environment and Professor of the Central University of Venezuela, where he taught animal sciences. He has published extensively on endangered species, taxonomy and ecology of mammals.
Raul Alberto Montenegro
Mr. Montenegro is a biologist from Argentina. He was awarded the prize for scientific research at Buenos Aires University, the environment prize at Tucuman's University and included in the honours list of the USA Academy for Educational Development.
He wrote the ecology pages of La Voz del Interior newspaper from 1983 to 1988 (130,000 issues daily). He was president of the Argentine Association of Ecology and vice-president of Greenpeace Argentina. He is the author of 28 laws and regulations on environment, among them the environment law of the province of Cordoba, the first law of its kind in Argentina. He has written more than 80 specialised articles, 500 on environmental protection and 21 books. He chaired the children's campaign for peace and life that worked with more than 400,000 children. He has contributed through radio and television to the mobilisation of public opinion in Argentina in defense of the environment and against the arms race and nuclear power.