Anita Studer

1990 Laureate, Environment
Switzerland

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Two million trees – and counting

January 24, 2013

Anita Studer’s ambitious project to restore part of Brazil’s Atlantic Forest reached another milestone in 2012, with a total of 2 million trees planted in the north-eastern state of Alagoas. The tree-planting began in the early 1980s when Studer, an ornithologist writing her Ph.D thesis on...

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Forest folk

March 17, 2011

Two Laureates of the Rolex Awards – Anita Studer from Switzerland (1990 Laureate), and Sebastian Chuwa, from Tanzania (2002 Associate Laureate), have between them planted over seven million trees, with help from thousands of people, particularly children, in massive efforts to fulfil their dreams of restoring vast, ancient forests and...

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An exemplary life

June 3, 2010

More than three decades of dedicated environmental and humanitarian work by Swiss Laureate and ornithologist Anita Studer have been recognized by the French government. “There are between 30 and 100 million species on our planet, and humans are just one of those many species. It is...

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Broadening horizons

April 27, 2009

Saving a forest or a species requires a multi-pronged plan that considers many factors. Three previous Rolex Laureates continue to expand their projects in order to accomplish their conservation goals. Anita Studer (1990 Laureate), Tomas Diagne (1998 Associate Laureate) and Rodney Jackson (1981 Laureate) have much in...

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