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Myriah Cornwell

March 10, 2022

Myriah is a social scientist with 10 years of experience in international conservation, environmental justice, and natural resource management. In her previous roles at the Pew Charitable Trusts and the David & Lucile Packard Foundation, Myriah made grants on capacity building, conservation coalitions, environmental policy, and scientific research. She has conducted and published research on grassroots networks for biodiversity conservation. Myriah holds a BA in Cultural Anthropology from Reed College and a PhD from Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment. She joined the Prize in 2015.

Recent Posts

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


January 10, 2023

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

Happy New Year! A new year brings fresh inspiration, motivation, and possibilities. It also provides an opportunity for reflection—on the previous year, its highs and lows, and what lessons it conveys to us for the future. This past year, I had the opportunity to immerse myself in nature on several occasions. Memorably, my son and…

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