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Bob Brown

Prize Year: 1990

János Vargha

A biologist, János Vargha led a campaign to save the Danube River from the ecologically-devastating Gabcikovo-Nagymaros dam.

Michael Werikhe

Kenya’s “Rhino Man” walked thousands of miles in East Africa, Europe and North America to raise public awareness and money for the endangered black rhinoceros.

Lois Gibbs

Lois Gibbs led the struggle to have 800 families from her Niagara Falls community evacuated and relocated after discovering that tons of chemical waste material was buried in nearby Love Canal.

Janet Gibson

Janet Gibson helped establish the Hol Chan Marine Reserve, Central America’s first marine reserve, to protect the barrier reef off Belize, one of the world’s largest coral reefs.

Harrison Ngau Laing

A Kayan tribe member and organizer in the indigenous people’s fight to save the Sarawak rainforests, he used his prize money to finance an election campaign that won him a seat in Malaysia’s parliament.

Robert Brown

Bob Brown gave up his medical practice to launch a successful national grassroots campaign against the damming of Tasmania’s Franklin River, Australia’s last free-flowing river.