shawl donated by MARKS & SPENCER



The Winner of the First Prize who will win a Pashmina shawl is:

Mve Peh Jean Herve, from Gabon

... poverty in the south were reduced, for "an empty stomach has no ears".

The three Second Prize Winners who will each receive a copy of 'Global Biodiversity' published and donated by WCMC are:
Henry Neondo, from Kenya would learn to live and let other planet partners live.

Roger Virraue, from France

...we reduce poverty while increasing education of both rich and poor.

Fareed Hussain Mughal, from Pakistan

...ban trade in species facing extinction, enforce laws strictly, create awareness, involve NGOs, honest people.

Runners up:
The three Runners-up who will each receive a copy of 'Cultural and Spiritual Values of Biodiversity' published and donated by UNEP are: published by Ellipsis, are:

Katie Elizabeth Byrne, from the USA

...we did not have a market for these animals. Education is the key.

Salimu Shabani Ngambeki, from Uganda

...we support investigations into illegal activities related to wildlife crime by improving international law enforcement.

Roberta Mendonca, from Brazil

...large prospecting enterprises returned some of the profits to the local communities and through environmental and awareness raising. (Original submission in Portuguese)

Entries were received by SMI, PO Box 119, Pin Green, Stevenage, Hertfordshire SG1 4TP, UK, or no later than 15 July 2000.

The winner and runners up were chosen by a panel consisting of UNEP’s Executive Director, its Director of Information, and the Editor of Our Planet from the entries received. The decision of the judges is final.

This competition was closed to all those working for UNEP, Banson, Words and Publications, SMI, Marks & Spencer, WCMC, and all other companies associated with the production of Our Planet magazine and their families. A full set of rules is available on application from

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