Professor Nicholas Polunin: Co-Winner 1987
Professor Nicholas Polunin has been a towering figure in the environment movement for more than 30 years and has written more than 400 research and scientific papers and books.
He has taught at Oxford University in England, lectured at Yale and Brandeis Universities, was Professor of Botany at McGill University and at the Universities of Baghdad and Ife. He is widely recognized as a leading authority on Arctic botany and ecology and has arranged many conferences to seek solutions to problems related to his field.
He created the Foundation for Environment Conservation, whose journal he originally financed and published and played a part in establishing the International Society for Environmental Education. His vision embraced the outer reaches of the biosphere and a culmination of this sustained effort was the creation of an international annual Biosphere Day on 21 September which started in 1991. In the same year, he was elected to the UNEP Global 500 Roll of Honour.
Professor Nicholas Polunin (deceased)
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