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More recent coverage of recipients in the field

August 9, 2010

Luis Yanza (Ecuador, 2008) traveled to the Gulf Coast with a delegation of indigenous leaders to advise communities affected by the BP oil spill disaster.

July 22, 2010
Advice for fighting oil companies
PRI’s The World

As part of the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week programming, Discovery News aired an interview with Randall Arauz (Costa Rica, 2010) about his leadership in the fight against shark finning in Central American waters.
July 29, 2010
Shark Finning Whistleblower On Gruesome Video
Discovery News

Australia’s The Age delves into Tuy Sereivathana’s (Cambodia, 2010) incredible personal story about growing up under the Khmer Rouge and his subsequent success with community-based elephant conservation.
July 31, 2010
The elephant king
The Age

Humberto Ríos Labrada (Cuba, 2010) discusses his work promoting seed diversity and involving local farmers in experimental agriculture.
July 30, 2010
Give Farming Back to Farmers: Cuban Revolution
Allianz Knowledge

Yuyun Ismawati (Indonesia, 2009) advocates for effective and environmentally-responsible disposal of medical waste in Indonesia.
August 4, 2010
How Hospitals Put Public Health at Risk With Lax Handling of Biomedical Waste
Jakarta Globe

Human rights attorney Harrison Ngau Laing (Malaysia, 1990) was pulled aside and questioned before boarding a plane in Borneo, hinting at a tightening of restrictions on civil society leaders.
August 4, 2010
Borneo human rights lawyer quizzed by police
Survival International

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Prize Winners Today: Cambodian Elephant Conservation with Sereivathana Tuy


January 31, 2023 – By Ellen Lomonico

Uncle Elephant They call him “Uncle Elephant.” Determined, intelligent, and kind, Sereivathana Tuy (known as “Vathana”) is everything you’d want in an uncle. He’s an ex-park ranger, National Geographic Explorer, and, most importantly, a committed conservationist who has devoted his life to protecting elephants in Cambodia. We chatted with Vathana about winning the Goldman Prize…

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The 2023 Goldman Environmental Prize is Monday, April 24


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The Goldman Environmental Prize is excited to share that the 2023 Prize winners will be announced on Monday, April 24. The Prize winners will be celebrated at live ceremonies to coincide with Earth Day: at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco on Monday, April 24, and at the Eisenhower Theater at the John…

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Goldman Prize Executive Director Michael Sutton on Why We Should Support Grassroots Voices


January 3, 2023 – By Michael Sutton

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