Jacome

Honour the Condor

December 6, 2005

Argentine biologist and 1996 Associate Laureate Norberto Luis Jácome has woven together high technology and indigenous peoples’ appreciation of nature to bring the Andean condor back from near extinction. One of the world’s biggest birds, it once soared above the Andes. Today, thanks to the determined efforts of Jácome and an international network of supporters,… Read more

Godakumbura

Tsunami Lessons and Challenges

March 7, 2005

The impact of the Indian Ocean tsunami was felt by Rolex Laureates in the region. The natural disaster has presented new challenges for them and their projects. Baby Heru had a brush with death when the fearsome tsunami waves smashed his hometown of Meulaboh, in Aceh, Indonesia, on 26 December last year. Weeks later, the… Read more