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Garth Owen-Smith, Architect of Community-Based Conservation, Dies at 76

Garth Owen-Smith, of Namibia, who won the Goldman Environmental Prize for Africa in 1993 with Dr. Margaret Jacobsohn for their pioneering work in community-based natural resource management, has died. He was 76. In the early 1980s, Owen-Smith and Jacobsohn, an anthropologist, began a lifelong effort to link wildlife conservation with the needs of the local…

Bogota Declaration of Environmental Defenders

This October, the Goldman Environmental Prize partnered with the organization AIDA to convene 23 Prize winners from South America, Central America, the Caribbean, and Mexico in Bogotá, Colombia, to learn and deepen their connection to other environmental defenders. At the conference, Prize winners received training on security issues, shared opportunities for collaboration, and exchanged knowledge…