Activists awarded Goldman Environmental prize for their work challenging irresponsible business practices

Author: The Goldman Environmental Foundation, Published on: 30 April 2019

"Introducing the 2019 Goldman Environmental Prize Winners", 29 Apr 2019

Meet these six extraordinary individuals who have moved mountains to protect our planet.: Under threat of violence, environmental lawyer Alfred Brownell stopped the clear-cutting of Liberia’s tropical forests by palm oil plantation developers....Bayarjargal Agvaantseren helped create the 1.8 million-acre Tost Tosonbumba Nature Reserve in the South Gobi Desert...and persuaded the Mongolian government to prohibit all mining within the reserve... Ana Colovic Lesoska led a seven-year campaign to cut off international funding for two large hydropower plants planned inside of North Macedonia’s Mavrovo National Park... Jacqueline Evans led a five-year campaign to protect the Cook Islands’ stunning marine biodiversity... Linda Garcia organized her community to stop construction of the Tesoro Savage oil export terminal in... North America... Alberto Curamil organized his Mapuche community to stop the construction of two hydroelectric projects on the sacred Cautín River in Chile. The projects would have diverted hundreds of millions of gallons of water each day, harming a critical ecosystem and exacerbating drought conditions...

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