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  1. Pilai Poonswad, 2006 Rolex Laureate


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    After rediscovering a species of hornbill thought to be extinct in Thailand’s ravaged rainforests, microbiologist Pilai Poonswad set about turning former poachers and illegal loggers into protectors…

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    • Brad Norman, 2006 Rolex Laureate


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      Impelled by a love of the sea and its largest fish, the elusive whale shark, marine conservationist Brad Norman has created a photo-identification system to assist its conservation.

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      • Chanda Shroff, 2006 Rolex Laureate


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        In a remote part of India, Chanda Shroff has established a movement to revive the traditional hand embroidery, creating a sustainable means of income for local women. Watch more ROLEX AWARDS films…

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        • Alexandra Lavrillier, 2006 Rolex Laureate


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          In south-eastern Siberia, a nomadic people are trying to preserve their way of life against the march of modern society. For eight years Alexandra Lavrillier, a brilliant French ethnologist, has been…

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          • Rory Wilson, 2006 Rolex Laureate (Update)


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            English zoologist Rory Wilson is renowned for developing ingenious ways to track wild animals and record their behaviour without directly observing them. His latest invention, a lightweight electronic…

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            • Runa Khan Marre, 2006 Rolex Associate Laureate (Update)


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              With a lifelong love of water and traditional wooden boats, enterprising Bangladeshi woman Runa Khan Marre is determined to save the unique cultural heritage of Bangladeshi boat-building. Watch…

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