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  1. Gordon Sato, 2002 Rolex Laureate


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    Driven by a long-standing desire for justice, American biologist Gordon Sato is spending his retirement helping some of the world’s poorest people, in Eritrea, to help themselves. His innovative…

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    • Lindy Rodwell, 2002 Rolex Laureate


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      Lindy Rodwell has devoted the past 11 years to preserving the cranes of Africa, whose magical presence is woven into her childhood memories and the cultural fabric of her native South Africa.

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      • Dave Irvine-Halliday, 2002 Rolex Laureate


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        Electrical engineer Dave Irvine-Halliday realised that a single 0.1 watt, white-light emitting diode supplies enough light for a child to read by. The simple but revolutionary technology supplied…

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        • José Márcio Ayres, 2002 Rolex Laureate


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          Brazilian environmentalist José Márcio Ayres, who died in March 2003, devoted his life to the challenge of combining protection of the Amazon forest with improving the living conditions…

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          • Michel André, 2002 Rolex Laureate (Update)


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            Michel André, a 2002 Rolex Awards Laureate, has just completed successful first-stage trials of the first ever whale anti-collision system. But, he says, his research raises a greater issue…

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            For more than 35 years Rolex has honoured extraordinary individuals who possess the courage and conviction to take on major challenges. Each Rolex Award for Enterprise is given for a new or ongoing project anywhere in the world – one that deserves support for its capacity to improve lives, or protect the world’s natural and cultural heritage.


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