The Perfect World Award Recipients

H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco

ENVIRONMENTALIST & PHILANTHROPIST

“To save our planet, to change a system that destroys it step by step, we will need all the ideas, all the willings, all the mobilizable means.  And we will need to do everything to convince the world to change with us.” – Prince Albert II of Monaco

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Dr Dian Fossey

GORILLA EXPERT & WILDLIFE CONSERVATIONIST

“When you realise the value of all life, you dwell less on what is past and concentrate more on the preservation of the future.” – Dian Fossey

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Dr Wangari Maathai

2004 NOBEL PRIZE LAUREATE & ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVIST

“It’s the little things citizens do. That’s what will make the difference. My little thing is planting trees.” – Wangari Maathai

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Miss Greta Thunberg

ENVIRONMENTAL & CLIMATE ACTIVIST

“Many people say that Sweden is just a small country, and it doesn’t matter what we do, but I’ve learnt that you are never too small to make a difference.”
– Greta Thunberg

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Sir David Attenborough

ZOOLOGIST & NATURE PROGRAM BROADCASTER

“The truth is: the natural world is changing. And we are totally dependent on that world. It provides our food, water, and air. It is the most precious thing we have, and we need to defend it.” – David Attenborough

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Dr Sylvia Earle

MARINE BIOLOGIST, OCEANOGRAPHER & CONSERVATIONIST

“Everyone, everywhere is inextricably connected to and utterly dependent upon the existence of the sea.” – Sylvia Earle

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Dr Richard Leakey

ANTHROPOLOGIST, WILDLIFE CONSERVATIONIST

“Ivory must be seen as valuable only if it is on an animal. We will burn ivory and we hope every country on the globe will support Kenya and say never again should we trade ivory.” – Richard Leakey

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Dr Jane Goodall

THE WORLD’S LEADING CHIMPANZEE EXPERT

“We are part of the animal kingdom, not separated from it, we could have a blood transfusion from a chimp if it matched the blood group, we really could, and the other way around too.” – Jane Goodall

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Mr Mark Shand

WILDLIFE CONSERVATIONIST & FOUNDER OF ELEPHANT FAMILY

“I always say that basically elephants are a lot more intelligent than human beings… they are quiet, they are superior, they are wise. Without them we lose, we lose them, we lose the forest, we lose everything.” – Mark Shand

To all our grief Mr. Mark Shand unexpectedly and unfortunate passed away in a tragic fall accident just weeks before the award ceremony. The award was later received by his brother-in-law HRH The Price of Wales and his sister HRH The Duchess of Cornwall.

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