Hassan Asmaz: Co-Winner 1985Hassan Asmaz's lifelong campaign to improve the environment of his native Turkey has taken him from the remotest villages to the heart of his national Government.It is largely thanks to him that Turkey's children study nature and conservation as part of their primary and secondary school curriculum.
He has led national campaigns to combat soil erosion, has helped prohibit the hunting of several rare and endangered bird and animal species, and has been the driving force behind many other public campaigns to promote environmental awareness in Turkey.
In 1955, he helped establish the Turkish Association for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. It was accepted into the World Conservation Union (IUCN) in 1963 and two years later Mr. Asmaz became its President. He received the Turkish Prime Minister's Environment, Friendship and Service Award in 1988, and the Turkish Conservation of Nature Reward of Service in 1989.
President of the Turkish Association for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
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