Blue Planet Prize Winners
The winners of 1999(8th)
Dr. Paul R. Ehrlich (USA)
Born in 1932
Director of the Center of Conservation Biology, Stanford University
For co-funding the new science of conservation biology, for co-authoring the theory of co-evolution and for promoting environmental conservation by warning of a population explosion
Prof. Qu Geping (China)
Born in 1930
Chairman of the Environmental Protection and Resources Conservation Committee of the National People's Congress of China
For establishing the legal framework for environmental protection in China based on scientific research and for his conservation efforts throughout that vast country
- Information on past Blue Planet Prize laureates corresponds to their titles and positions at the time Prize was awarded.
- Each year the prize winners give lectures at the "Blue Planet Prize Commemorative Lecture".
- Every five years, lectures together with essays are compiled and published in a periodical book titled "A Better Future for the Planet Earth".
- The video of the lectures are available only from 2009.