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Marilyn Baptiste

Marilyn Baptiste

Drilling & Mining
North America
Canada

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Recipient Portraits

Marilyn Baptiste, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for North America (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Marilyn Baptiste, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for North America (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Marilyn Baptiste, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for North America (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Marilyn Baptiste, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for North America (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Marilyn Baptiste, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for North America, led the Xeni Gwet'in community in defeating one of the largest proposed gold and copper mines in British Columbia that would have destroyed Fish Lake—a source of spiritual identity and livelihood for the Xeni Gwet’in. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Marilyn Baptiste, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for North America, led the Xeni Gwet'in community in defeating one of the largest proposed gold and copper mines in British Columbia that would have destroyed Fish Lake—a source of spiritual identity and livelihood for the Xeni Gwet’in. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Marilyn Baptistr plays her drum at the edge of Chilko Lake. She is a fomrer chief of the Xeni Gwet'in, one of six Tsilhqot’in First Nations, who have been steadfast protectors of their territory in Nemiah Valley. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Marilyn Baptistr plays her drum at the edge of Chilko Lake. She is a fomrer chief of the Xeni Gwet'in, one of six Tsilhqot’in First Nations, who have been steadfast protectors of their territory in Nemiah Valley. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Marilyn Baptiste takes a drink out of Chilko Lake, the Tsilhqot'in's main watershed in the heart of Nemiah Valley, British Columbia, Canada, where Xeni Gwet'in territory became ground zero in Taseko Mines Limited (TML)’s long quest to build a massive open-pit gold and copper mine. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Marilyn Baptiste takes a drink out of Chilko Lake, the Tsilhqot'in's main watershed in the heart of Nemiah Valley, British Columbia, Canada, where Xeni Gwet'in territory became ground zero in Taseko Mines Limited (TML)’s long quest to build a massive open-pit gold and copper mine. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Marilyn Baptiste and her husband at Chilko Lake in Nemiah Valley, where she grew up with her parents and sisters. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Marilyn Baptiste and her husband at Chilko Lake in Nemiah Valley, where she grew up with her parents and sisters. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Subsistence living—taking from nature’s resources in a respectful, sustainable way—is a way of life for the Xeni Gwet’in, and the Baptiste household was no exception. Marilyn Baptiste and her sisters learned to dip-net for salmon and hunt deer. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Subsistence living—taking from nature’s resources in a respectful, sustainable way—is a way of life for the Xeni Gwet’in, and the Baptiste household was no exception. Marilyn Baptiste and her sisters learned to dip-net for salmon and hunt deer. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Marilyn Baptiste in front of the Xeni Gwet'in Caretaker sign outlining respectful protocol while in Tsilhqot'in territory at the Xeni Gwet'in Government office in British Columbia, Canada. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Marilyn Baptiste in front of the Xeni Gwet'in Caretaker sign outlining respectful protocol while in Tsilhqot'in territory at the Xeni Gwet'in Government office in British Columbia, Canada. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Marilyn Baptiste reviewing a map of Tsilhqot'in territory. As a child, she often joined her father, then chief of the Xeni Gwet’in community, on his trips to survey the territory. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Marilyn Baptiste reviewing a map of Tsilhqot'in territory. As a child, she often joined her father, then chief of the Xeni Gwet’in community, on his trips to survey the territory. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Marilyn Baptiste with front desk staff at the Xeni Gwet'in Government office. She followed in her father's footsteps, working her way up at the First Nations legal center, and in January 2008, she was elected chief of the Xeni Gwet’in. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Marilyn Baptiste with front desk staff at the Xeni Gwet'in Government office. She followed in her father's footsteps, working her way up at the First Nations legal center, and in January 2008, she was elected chief of the Xeni Gwet’in. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Marilyn Baptiste with her colleagues Pam Quilt and Brenda Lulua at the Xeni Gwet'in Government office. Baptiste co-founded First Nations Women Advocating Responsible Mining (FNWARM), in the thick of TML’s relentless pursuit of the Prosperity Mine project. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Marilyn Baptiste with her colleagues Pam Quilt and Brenda Lulua at the Xeni Gwet'in Government office. Baptiste co-founded First Nations Women Advocating Responsible Mining (FNWARM), in the thick of TML’s relentless pursuit of the Prosperity Mine project. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Marilyn Baptiste convened tribal chiefs, elders, and scientific experts to prepare comprehensive data about the Xeni Gwet’in and Tsilhqot’in environmental, cultural, and economic relationship with their land. The data informed the federal panel's decision to reject the mine. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Marilyn Baptiste convened tribal chiefs, elders, and scientific experts to prepare comprehensive data about the Xeni Gwet’in and Tsilhqot’in environmental, cultural, and economic relationship with their land. The data informed the federal panel's decision to reject the mine. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Marilyn Baptiste and her fellow leaders on the Xeni Gwet’in council, in collaboration with leadership from the Yunesit’in and the broader Tsilhqot’in Nation, are now working to permanently protect Fish Lake and the surrounding area as Dasiqox Tribal Park. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Marilyn Baptiste and her fellow leaders on the Xeni Gwet’in council, in collaboration with leadership from the Yunesit’in and the broader Tsilhqot’in Nation, are now working to permanently protect Fish Lake and the surrounding area as Dasiqox Tribal Park. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Ceremony Photos

Marilyn Baptiste, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for North America giving her acceptance speech. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Marilyn Baptiste, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for North America giving her acceptance speech. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Marilyn Baptiste, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for North America giving her acceptance speech. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Marilyn Baptiste, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for North America giving her acceptance speech. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Marilyn Baptiste, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for North America receiving her award. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Marilyn Baptiste, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for North America receiving her award. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Berta Cáceres

Freshwater
South & Central America
Honduras

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Recipient Portraits

Berta Cáceres, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for South & Central America (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Berta Cáceres, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for South & Central America (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Berta Cáceres, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for South & Central America (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Berta Cáceres, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for South & Central America (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Berta Cáceres founded the National Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) to address the growing threats posed to Lenca communities by illegal logging, fight for their territorial rights and improve their livelihoods. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Berta Cáceres founded the National Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) to address the growing threats posed to Lenca communities by illegal logging, fight for their territorial rights and improve their livelihoods. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Berta Cáceres with her mother Doña Berta in their home in La Esperanza, Intibucá, Honduras. Her mother, a midwife and social activist, took in and cared for refugees from El Salvador, teaching Berta and her siblings the value of standing up for disenfranchised people. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Berta Cáceres with her mother Doña Berta in their home in La Esperanza, Intibucá, Honduras. Her mother, a midwife and social activist, took in and cared for refugees from El Salvador, teaching Berta and her siblings the value of standing up for disenfranchised people. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Berta Cáceres tapes a radio segment in the studio of Radio Guarajambala, a community radio station at COPINH's office in La Esperanza, Intibucá, Honduras. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Berta Cáceres tapes a radio segment in the studio of Radio Guarajambala, a community radio station at COPINH's office in La Esperanza, Intibucá, Honduras. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Berta Cáceres on the banks of the Gualcarque River in the Rio Blanco region of western Honduras. The river is a source of water, food, medicine, and spiritual identity for the indigenous Lenca people. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Berta Cáceres on the banks of the Gualcarque River in the Rio Blanco region of western Honduras. The river is a source of water, food, medicine, and spiritual identity for the indigenous Lenca people. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Berta Cáceres (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Berta Cáceres (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Berta Cáceres and the people of Rio Blanco set up a road blockade to prevent DESA’s access to the dam site. For well over a year, they withstood multiple eviction attempts and violent attacks from militarized security contractors and the Honduran armed forces. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Berta Cáceres and the people of Rio Blanco set up a road blockade to prevent DESA’s access to the dam site. For well over a year, they withstood multiple eviction attempts and violent attacks from militarized security contractors and the Honduran armed forces. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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With mandates from local community members at every step of the way, Berta Cáceres filed complaints against the Agua Zarca Dam with government authorities, bringing along community representatives on trips to Tegucigalpa. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

With mandates from local community members at every step of the way, Berta Cáceres filed complaints against the Agua Zarca Dam with government authorities, bringing along community representatives on trips to Tegucigalpa. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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In 2006, community members from Rio Blanco understood that an aggression against the Gualcarque River—a place of spiritual importance to the Lenca people—was an act against the community, its free will, and its autonomy. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

In 2006, community members from Rio Blanco understood that an aggression against the Gualcarque River—a place of spiritual importance to the Lenca people—was an act against the community, its free will, and its autonomy. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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As part of the campaign against Agua Zarca, Berta Cáceres organized a local assembly where community members formally voted against the dam, and led a protest where people peacefully demanded their rightful say in the project. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

As part of the campaign against Agua Zarca, Berta Cáceres organized a local assembly where community members formally voted against the dam, and led a protest where people peacefully demanded their rightful say in the project. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Berta Cáceres with COPINH and Rio Blanco community members honoring colleagues killed during the two-year struggle. Honduras’ violent climate is well known to many, but few understand that environmental and human rights activists are its victims. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Berta Cáceres with COPINH and Rio Blanco community members honoring colleagues killed during the two-year struggle. Honduras’ violent climate is well known to many, but few understand that environmental and human rights activists are its victims. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Berta Cáceres takes a moment to remember friends and colleagues who have been killed in the struggle against the Agua Zarca Dam. Among them is Tomas Garcia, a community leader from Rio Blanco, was shot and killed during a peaceful protest at the dam office. Others have been attacked with machetes, discredited, detained, and tortured. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Berta Cáceres takes a moment to remember friends and colleagues who have been killed in the struggle against the Agua Zarca Dam. Among them is Tomas Garcia, a community leader from Rio Blanco, was shot and killed during a peaceful protest at the dam office. Others have been attacked with machetes, discredited, detained, and tortured. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Berta Cáceres and the Lenca community’s efforts successfully kept construction equipment out of the proposed dam site. In late 2013, Sinohydro terminated its contract with DESA, publicly citing ongoing community resistance and outrage following Tomas’ death. Agua Zarca suffered another blow when the IFC withdrew its funding, citing concerns about human rights violations. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Berta Cáceres and the Lenca community’s efforts successfully kept construction equipment out of the proposed dam site. In late 2013, Sinohydro terminated its contract with DESA, publicly citing ongoing community resistance and outrage following Tomas’ death. Agua Zarca suffered another blow when the IFC withdrew its funding, citing concerns about human rights violations. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Ceremony Photos

Berta Cáceres, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for South & Central America giving her acceptance speech. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Berta Cáceres, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for South & Central America giving her acceptance speech. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Berta Cáceres, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for South & Central America receiving her award from John Goldman. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Berta Cáceres, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for South & Central America receiving her award from John Goldman. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Berta Cáceres, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for South & Central America receiving her award. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Berta Cáceres, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for South & Central America receiving her award. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Phyllis-Omido

Phyllis Omido

Environmental Justice
Africa
Kenya

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Phyllis Omido, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for Africa (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Phyllis Omido, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for Africa (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Phyllis Omido, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for Africa, galvanized the community in Mombasa to shut down a smelter that was causing lead poisoning among its workers and local residents. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Phyllis Omido, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for Africa, galvanized the community in Mombasa to shut down a smelter that was causing lead poisoning among its workers and local residents. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Phyllis Omido with her son, who became sick from lead poisoning as an infant. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Phyllis Omido with her son, who became sick from lead poisoning as an infant. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Phyllis Omido founded the Center of Justice, Governance, and Environmental Action (CJGEA) and convinced the government health center to test local community members for lead. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Phyllis Omido founded the Center of Justice, Governance, and Environmental Action (CJGEA) and convinced the government health center to test local community members for lead. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Phyllis Omido with her staff at the Center of Justice, Governance, and Environmental Action (CJGEA). (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Phyllis Omido with her staff at the Center of Justice, Governance, and Environmental Action (CJGEA). (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Phyllis Omido with the EPZ refinery in the background to the right and Owino Uhuru homes to the left. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Phyllis Omido with the EPZ refinery in the background to the right and Owino Uhuru homes to the left. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Phyllis Omido by a pool of water, which was contaminated by the lead smelter, but residents still use for bathing. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Phyllis Omido by a pool of water, which was contaminated by the lead smelter, but residents still use for bathing. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Phyllis Omido at the grave site of a 3-month-old baby who died as a result of lead poisoning from the metal refinery. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Phyllis Omido at the grave site of a 3-month-old baby who died as a result of lead poisoning from the metal refinery. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Phyllis Omido outside the former site of the EPZ refinery in Owino Uhuru. The factory closed down, but local residents still live on contaminated soil and drink polluted water. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Phyllis Omido outside the former site of the EPZ refinery in Owino Uhuru. The factory closed down, but local residents still live on contaminated soil and drink polluted water. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Phyllis Omido urged residents in Owino Uhuru to consider lead poisoning as a possibile reason for their health problems, often accompanying illiterate parents on hospital visits to help them explain the situation to their doctors (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Phyllis Omido urged residents in Owino Uhuru to consider lead poisoning as a possibile reason for their health problems, often accompanying illiterate parents on hospital visits to help them explain the situation to their doctors (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Phyllis Omido meets with community members and former factory workers in Owino Uhuru. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Phyllis Omido meets with community members and former factory workers in Owino Uhuru. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Phyllis Omido during a meeting with community members and former factory workers in Owino Uhuru (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Phyllis Omido during a meeting with community members and former factory workers in Owino Uhuru (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Phyllis Omido meets a woman whose grandson is suffering from lead poisoning. She is building a court case to hold the Kenyan government to its commitment to clean up the contaminated site and provide care for local residents. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Phyllis Omido meets a woman whose grandson is suffering from lead poisoning. She is building a court case to hold the Kenyan government to its commitment to clean up the contaminated site and provide care for local residents. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Phyllis Omido talking with children from the community in front of the former metal refinery plant. The children play in the dirt next to the factory wall, where the soil is still contaminated with lead. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Phyllis Omido talking with children from the community in front of the former metal refinery plant. The children play in the dirt next to the factory wall, where the soil is still contaminated with lead. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Ceremony Photos

Phyllis Omido, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for Africa giving her acceptance speech. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Phyllis Omido, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for Africa giving her acceptance speech. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Phyllis Omido, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for Africa receiving her award from John Goldman. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Phyllis Omido, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for Africa receiving her award from John Goldman. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Phyllis Omido, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for Africa receiving her award. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Phyllis Omido, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for Africa receiving her award. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Phyllis Omido, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for Africa (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Jean Wiener

Jean Wiener

Oceans & Coasts
Islands & Island Nations
Haiti

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Jean Wiener, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for Islands & Island Nations (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Jean Wiener, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for Islands & Island Nations (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Jean Wiener, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for Islands & Island Nations (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Jean Wiener, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for Islands & Island Nations (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Jean Wiener, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for Islands and Island Nations, led community efforts to establish Haiti's first Marine Protected Areas. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Jean Wiener, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for Islands and Island Nations, led community efforts to establish Haiti's first Marine Protected Areas. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Jean Wiener on a beach off the northwest coast of Haiti, near the recently established Marine Protected Area in Caracol Bay. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Jean Wiener on a beach off the northwest coast of Haiti, near the recently established Marine Protected Area in Caracol Bay. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Jean Wiener and his colleague Pierre Lombion inspect mangroves recently cut illegally to make space for salt flats. Mangroves protect coastlines from storm surges and provide key habitat for young fish. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Jean Wiener and his colleague Pierre Lombion inspect mangroves recently cut illegally to make space for salt flats. Mangroves protect coastlines from storm surges and provide key habitat for young fish. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Jean Wiener meets with local fishermen on the beach at Caracol Bay, Haiti to talk about opportunities other than fishing that can help them make a living. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Jean Wiener meets with local fishermen on the beach at Caracol Bay, Haiti to talk about opportunities other than fishing that can help them make a living. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Haitian waters are so overfished that fishermen use nets with holes as small as 3/8" to catch whatever they can to feed their families. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Haitian waters are so overfished that fishermen use nets with holes as small as 3/8" to catch whatever they can to feed their families. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Jean Wiener and his staff discover an illegal charcoal facility on a beach at Caracol, Haiti. With limited economic opportunities, communities resort to cutting down mangrove forests to produce charcoal. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Jean Wiener and his staff discover an illegal charcoal facility on a beach at Caracol, Haiti. With limited economic opportunities, communities resort to cutting down mangrove forests to produce charcoal. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Charcoal pits at the edge of a mangrove forest. Unable to afford electricity and cleaner-burning fuel, Haitians often rely on illegally produced charcoal. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Charcoal pits at the edge of a mangrove forest. Unable to afford electricity and cleaner-burning fuel, Haitians often rely on illegally produced charcoal. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Jean Wiener during a staff meeting at the headquarters of the Foundation for the Protection of Marine Biodiversity (FoProBiM), an NGO he founded in 1992 to restore marine wildlife and bring sustainable economic opportunities for the people of Haiti. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Jean Wiener during a staff meeting at the headquarters of the Foundation for the Protection of Marine Biodiversity (FoProBiM), an NGO he founded in 1992 to restore marine wildlife and bring sustainable economic opportunities for the people of Haiti. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Jean Wiener and his FoProBiM colleague Jean Baptiste Dubois discuss boundaries for Marine Protected Areas in Haiti. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Jean Wiener and his FoProBiM colleague Jean Baptiste Dubois discuss boundaries for Marine Protected Areas in Haiti. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Jean Wiener speaking at a community meeting in Caracol, Haiti. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Jean Wiener speaking at a community meeting in Caracol, Haiti. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Jean Wiener with elementary school students in Caracol, Haiti, during an all-day class focused on the environment organized by FoProBim and Mon Ecole Ma Baleine. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Jean Wiener with elementary school students in Caracol, Haiti, during an all-day class focused on the environment organized by FoProBim and Mon Ecole Ma Baleine. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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A local beekeeper checks bee hives after a day of heavy rains. Jean Wiener set up a beekeeping center at FoProBim to help local communities produce and sell honey for income. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

A local beekeeper checks bee hives after a day of heavy rains. Jean Wiener set up a beekeeping center at FoProBim to help local communities produce and sell honey for income. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Jean Wiener and FoProBim staff show residents how to plant breadfruit tree seedlings at a nursery in Caracol, Haiti. FoProBim creates small-scale enterprises such as tree nurseries and beekeeping for Haitians and create promising livelihoods without relying on overfishing and mangrove harvesting. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Jean Wiener and FoProBim staff show residents how to plant breadfruit tree seedlings at a nursery in Caracol, Haiti. FoProBim creates small-scale enterprises such as tree nurseries and beekeeping for Haitians and create promising livelihoods without relying on overfishing and mangrove harvesting. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Jean Wiener engages Haitians in paid research work and mangrove restoration to help them see that protecting fisheries, coral reefs and mangrove forests today will strengthen their future and the country’s long-term sustainability. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Jean Wiener engages Haitians in paid research work and mangrove restoration to help them see that protecting fisheries, coral reefs and mangrove forests today will strengthen their future and the country’s long-term sustainability. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Jean Wiener is now working to involve local communities in the successful implementation and management of the two MPAs to ensure they don’t end up as “paper parks.” He also hopes to develop a broader system of Marine Protected Areas throughout the rest of the country by assisting other communities in Haiti with MPA proposals. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Jean Wiener is now working to involve local communities in the successful implementation and management of the two MPAs to ensure they don’t end up as “paper parks.” He also hopes to develop a broader system of Marine Protected Areas throughout the rest of the country by assisting other communities in Haiti with MPA proposals. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Jean Wiener, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for Islands & Island Nations receiving his award. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Jean Wiener, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for Islands & Island Nations receiving his award. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Jean Wiener, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for Islands & Island Nations giving his acceptance speech. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Jean Wiener, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for Islands & Island Nations giving his acceptance speech. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Jean Wiener, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for Islands & Island Nations giving his acceptance speech. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Jean Wiener, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for Islands & Island Nations giving his acceptance speech. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Howard Wood

Howard Wood

Oceans & Coasts
Europe
Scotland

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Howard Wood, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for Europe (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Howard Wood, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for Europe (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Howard Wood, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for Europe (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Howard Wood, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for Europe (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Howard Wood, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for Europe, spearheaded a campaign that established the first community-developed Marine Protected Area in Scotland, giving citizens a voice in a debate that has been dominated by the commercial fishing industry. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Howard Wood, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for Europe, spearheaded a campaign that established the first community-developed Marine Protected Area in Scotland, giving citizens a voice in a debate that has been dominated by the commercial fishing industry. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Howard Wood with his family in Arran, Scotland. Wood grew up on the island since his teenage years, working at his family’s plant nursery and spending his free time diving in the local waters, marveling at the sea life below.  (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Howard Wood with his family in Arran, Scotland. Wood grew up on the island since his teenage years, working at his family’s plant nursery and spending his free time diving in the local waters, marveling at the sea life below. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Howard Wood meeting with his staff at COAST, Community of Arran Seabed Trust, in Arran, Scotland. With a small staff, COAST works with volunteer activists committed to protecting the local marine environment. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Howard Wood meeting with his staff at COAST, Community of Arran Seabed Trust, in Arran, Scotland. With a small staff, COAST works with volunteer activists committed to protecting the local marine environment. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Howard Wood at the offices of COAST, which he cofounded with his longtime friend and diving buddy Don Macneish. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Howard Wood at the offices of COAST, which he cofounded with his longtime friend and diving buddy Don Macneish. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Howard Wood presents to a delegation of Chinese academics interested in replicating COAST's marine protection model. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Howard Wood presents to a delegation of Chinese academics interested in replicating COAST's marine protection model. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Howard Wood talks to students about the importance of sustainable marine management at a school in Arran, Scotland. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Howard Wood talks to students about the importance of sustainable marine management at a school in Arran, Scotland. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Howard Wood and COAST staff often meet with local schools and community groups about protecting oceans and marine wildlife--and their role as citizens in managing those resources sustainably. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Howard Wood and COAST staff often meet with local schools and community groups about protecting oceans and marine wildlife--and their role as citizens in managing those resources sustainably. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Howard Wood joins locals monitoring for illegal activity in Lamlash Bay's No Take Zone. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Howard Wood joins locals monitoring for illegal activity in Lamlash Bay's No Take Zone. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Howard Wood checks his diving gear. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Howard Wood checks his diving gear. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Over the course of hundreds of dives a year, Howard Wood witnessed firsthand the destruction of marine wildlife brought on by irresponsible fishing practices (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Over the course of hundreds of dives a year, Howard Wood witnessed firsthand the destruction of marine wildlife brought on by irresponsible fishing practices (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Diving has been a long-time hobby and passion for Howard Wood. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Diving has been a long-time hobby and passion for Howard Wood. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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After 12 long years dotted by numerous setbacks and progress, meetings with public officials, local fishermen and scientists, community rallies, and petitions to the Scottish parliament, Howard Wood celebrated the establishment of the No Take Zone in Lamlash Bay in 2008. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

After 12 long years dotted by numerous setbacks and progress, meetings with public officials, local fishermen and scientists, community rallies, and petitions to the Scottish parliament, Howard Wood celebrated the establishment of the No Take Zone in Lamlash Bay in 2008. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Howard Wood's leadership was instrumental in creating the first community-developed Marine Protected Area in Scotland, giving citizens a voice in a debate that has been dominated by the commercial fishing industry (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Howard Wood's leadership was instrumental in creating the first community-developed Marine Protected Area in Scotland, giving citizens a voice in a debate that has been dominated by the commercial fishing industry (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Ceremony Photos

Howard Wood, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for Europe giving his acceptance speech. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Howard Wood, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for Europe giving his acceptance speech. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Howard Wood, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for Europe receiving his award from John Goldman. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Howard Wood, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for Europe receiving his award from John Goldman. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Howard Wood, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for Europe receiving his award. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Howard Wood, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for Europe receiving his award. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Myint Zaw, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for Asia (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Myint Zaw, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for Asia (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Myint Zaw, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for Asia (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Myint Zaw, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for Asia (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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In-Country Recipient Photos

Myint Zaw, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for Asia. Facing heavy government scrutiny and restricted use of tools like email or social media, Zaw launched a national movement that successfully stopped construction of the Myitsone Dam on Myanmar’s treasured Irrawaddy River. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Myint Zaw, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for Asia. Facing heavy government scrutiny and restricted use of tools like email or social media, Zaw launched a national movement that successfully stopped construction of the Myitsone Dam on Myanmar’s treasured Irrawaddy River. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Myint Zaw’s childhood experiences, growing up in the rural Irrawaddy Delta, planted the seed for a future career in environmental journalism. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Myint Zaw’s childhood experiences, growing up in the rural Irrawaddy Delta, planted the seed for a future career in environmental journalism. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Myint Zaw started a foundation with the goal of bringing humanitarian relief from Cyclone Nargis. In 2009, with the Myitsone Dam as its lynchpin issue, Zaw shifted the foundation’s focus to creating environmental awareness. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Myint Zaw started a foundation with the goal of bringing humanitarian relief from Cyclone Nargis. In 2009, with the Myitsone Dam as its lynchpin issue, Zaw shifted the foundation’s focus to creating environmental awareness. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Myint Zaw with his staff at the Ju Foundation in Yangon, Myanmar. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Myint Zaw with his staff at the Ju Foundation in Yangon, Myanmar. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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In a remarkable show of ingenuity and diligence, Myint Zaw and his colleagues went about their work without the aid of modern organizing tools like email and social media. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

In a remarkable show of ingenuity and diligence, Myint Zaw and his colleagues went about their work without the aid of modern organizing tools like email and social media. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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The Myitsone Dam, a 6,000 megawatt hydropower project, was slated to be built on the critical watersheds of the Irrawaddy River, displacing 18,000 people from nearly 50 villages and submerge their cultural heartland. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

The Myitsone Dam, a 6,000 megawatt hydropower project, was slated to be built on the critical watersheds of the Irrawaddy River, displacing 18,000 people from nearly 50 villages and submerge their cultural heartland. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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A long time photojournalist, Myint Zaw saw the power of storytelling in connecting the environment’s health and grassroots activism in Myanmar. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

A long time photojournalist, Myint Zaw saw the power of storytelling in connecting the environment’s health and grassroots activism in Myanmar. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Myint Zaw became the creative engine in a public awareness campaign about the Irrawaddy River, organizing art exhibits to showcase its environmental, social, and cultural significance—and what Myanmar stood to lose from the Myitsone Dam. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Myint Zaw became the creative engine in a public awareness campaign about the Irrawaddy River, organizing art exhibits to showcase its environmental, social, and cultural significance—and what Myanmar stood to lose from the Myitsone Dam. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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The decision to organize campaign activities around art exhibits was a strategic choice, given that galleries were among the few spaces where Myint Zaw could engage activists, scholars, artists and citizens while avoiding government scrutiny. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

The decision to organize campaign activities around art exhibits was a strategic choice, given that galleries were among the few spaces where Myint Zaw could engage activists, scholars, artists and citizens while avoiding government scrutiny. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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The art exhibits turned into a national advocacy movement, with artists writing their own poems and songs about the river. Citizens spread pamphlets and DVDs about the dam in their own communities. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

The art exhibits turned into a national advocacy movement, with artists writing their own poems and songs about the river. Citizens spread pamphlets and DVDs about the dam in their own communities. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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The growing movement attracted the attention of newly elected parliament members and local media, whose ability to cover social issues was gaining some breathing room since the new government in 2011. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

The growing movement attracted the attention of newly elected parliament members and local media, whose ability to cover social issues was gaining some breathing room since the new government in 2011. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Myint Zaw and his colleagues' campaign came to a head when President Thein Sein halted the dam’s construction and vowed the project will not proceed for as long as he’s in office. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Myint Zaw and his colleagues' campaign came to a head when President Thein Sein halted the dam’s construction and vowed the project will not proceed for as long as he’s in office. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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The Myitsone Dam's fate will be decided by Myanmar’s incoming president, with the elections happening in late 2015. However, given the widespread awareness of the dam, the government will no longer have the luxury of unilateral decision-making. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

The Myitsone Dam's fate will be decided by Myanmar’s incoming president, with the elections happening in late 2015. However, given the widespread awareness of the dam, the government will no longer have the luxury of unilateral decision-making. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Ceremony Photos

Myint Zaw, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for Asia giving his acceptance speech at the Goldman Prize ceremony. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Myint Zaw, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for Asia giving his acceptance speech at the Goldman Prize ceremony. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Myint Zaw, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for Asia with John Goldman. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Myint Zaw, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for Asia with John Goldman. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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Myint Zaw, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for Asia receiving his award. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

Myint Zaw, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for Asia receiving his award. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize)

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