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Project Spotlight: Olya Melen and Holosiivskyi National Nature Park

Since 2015, the Goldman Environmental Prize has provided continued support to Prize winners through our Grantmaking program. Each year, we award grants to past Prize winners for capacity building programs and grassroots environmental campaigns.

In 2006, Ukrainian lawyer Olya Melen received the Goldman Environmental Prize for her critical role in halting the construction of a deep-sea shipping channel in the Danube Delta. Working as a member of the legal advocacy organization Environment People Law (EPL), Melen—in her first-ever... Read Blog Post