Michel Terrasse

1984 Laureate, Environment
France, Born 1938

terrassem@club-internet.fr

Changing attitudes vital to saving France’s vultures

February 1, 2016

In the middle of the 20th century vultures were facing extinction in Europe’s mountainous regions, their natural habitat for two million years. A mixture of fear and ignorance had made these unjustly maligned birds a target for hunters. Frenchman Michel Terrasse, now aged 77, has spent...

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Protecting nature’s misaligned caretakers

May 12, 2010

“We’ve won so many battles, but are constantly facing threats on new fronts.” With these words Michel Terrasse, Rolex Award Laureate in 1984, sums up the reality of his efforts to reintroduce birds of prey to their natural environment. The French ornithologist and wildlife film-maker has just...

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Endangered species

May 12, 2010

Over several decades, these three Rolex Laureates have dedicated their time, energy and ingenuity to saving an endangered species Pisit Charnsnoh is expanding his work in Thailand to better protect his nation’s rich biodiversity. Read full article Michel Terrasse, French ornithologist and wildlife film-maker, takes...

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