Inspirational environmental leaders recognised



Posted on 08 May 2014  | 
Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
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Nina Jensen, CEO of WWF- Norway has been recognised as one of 200 young global leaders 2014 by the World Economic Forum in March in tribute to her community involvement and potential to shape the future through inspired leadership.
The Russian Government recognised Dr Yury Darman, head of WWF’s Amur programme, as a “Distinguished Ecologist of the Russian Federation”.
WWF paid tribute to the former South African President Nelson Mandela on his death in December. Mandela was awarded WWF’s Gift to the Earth award in 1998 for the creation of Table Mountain National Park, a protected area at the centre of the WWF priority fynbos ecoregion.

Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
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