Trustees

The trustees of ACT, are mostly highly renowned in the conservation field. They are:
 
Peter
Bennett
Dr. John
Hemming
Bianca
Jagger
Professor
Sir Ghillean
Prance
Robert
Pasley-Tyler
 


Bianca Jagger

Bianca Jagger is a prominent international human rights and climate change advocate. She is the Founder and Chair of the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation, Council of Europe Goodwill Ambassador, Member of the Executive Director's Leadership Council of Amnesty International USA and Trustee of the Amazon Charitable Trust. ??For approximately 30 years, Bianca Jagger has campaigned for human rights, social and economic justice and environmental protection throughout the world.

For her work in these areas, Jagger has been the recipient of many prestigious international awards, not least of which is the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the "alternative Nobel prize". Others include the United Nations Earth Day International Award, the Amnesty International USA Media Spotlight Award for Leadership and the World Citizenship Award from The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. She also received the World Achievement Award from Mikhail Gorbachev. In January 2009.

She has also been awarded two doctorates, honoris causa: the first by Stonehill College, Massachusetts, and the second by Simmons College, Boston.

Ms. Jagger is a staunch supporter of the International Criminal Court of Justice and the Geneva Conventions. She has participated in numerous television and radio debates related to the war in Iraq, the war on terror and the erosion of civil liberties and human rights its victims: most notably on the BBC's Question Time and Panorama and CNN. The Bar Human Rights Committee for England and Wales made her their 2001 keynote lecturer at St Paul's Cathedral, where her speech on the subject of Justice vs. Revenge was widely acclaimed by the public. On 16 December 2003, Bianca Jagger was appointed Council of Europe's Goodwill Ambassador "For the Fight against the Death Penalty". On 9 December 2004, Bianca Jagger received the Right Livelihood Award, known as the Alternative Nobel Prize, for "long-standing commitment and dedicated campaigning over a wide range of issues of human rights, social justice and environmental protection, including the abolition of the death penalty, the prevention of child abuse, the rights of indigenous peoples to the environment that supports them and the prevention and healing of armed conflicts."

Bianca Jagger is the Founder and Chair of the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation, Council of Europe Goodwill Ambassador, member of the Executive Director's Leadership Council for Amnesty International USA and Trustee of The Amazon Charitable Trust. Ms. Jagger also served on the Advisory Board of the Coalition for International Justice. She was a member of the Twentieth Century Task Force to Apprehend War Criminals; a Board member of People for the American Way and the Creative Coalition.

Ms. Jagger has written articles for the op-ed pages of the Observer (UK), The Guardian (UK), The Independent (UK), The Mail on Sunday (UK), The Sunday Express (UK) The New Statesman (UK), the European (UK) The New York Times(USA), the Washington Post (USA), The Dallas Morning news (USA), the Columbus Dispatcher (USA),Liberation (FR), Le Journal du Dimanche (FR), Le Juriste International (FR), Panorama (IT) to name a few.

Bianca Jagger was born Bianca Pérez-Mora Macías in Managua, Nicaragua in 1950.

 

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