Seacology: September 2007 Archives
|Mr. Kokichi Kariya|
On Wednesday, October 3, Seacology will be celebrating the
accomplishments of the 2007 Seacology Prize recipient, Kokichi Kariya
of Fuzawa, Japan. The Seacology Prize is awarded annually to an
indigenous islander for exceptional achievement in preserving the
environment and culture of any of the world's 100,000-plus islands.
To honor this heroic gentleman, Seacology is hosting a special awards ceremony at the St. Francis Yacht Club on San Francisco Bay. Mr. Kariya has spent 42 years in a tireless struggle to save one of the few remaining ancient forests on Honshu Island, Japan. At great personal sacrifice he has challenged aggressive logging companies as well as local, regional and national governments to protect the virgin beech trees of Fuzawa, Japan.