South & Central America
Congratulations to our partners at the Mill Valley Film Group! Their film “Finned,” featuring 2010 Goldman Prize winner Randall Arauz, won in the category of Best Short Program at the 2011 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival.
Recognizing his achievements in the field of ecology and land preservation, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos named 1993 Goldman Prize winner and former environment minister Juan Mayr the new ambassador to Germany.
Living under the constant threat of assassination, Francisco Pineda courageously led a citizens' movement that stopped a gold mine from destroying El Salvador's dwindling water resources and the livelihoods of rural communities throughout the country.
Gilberto Cobaría, President of the Association of the U'Wa (L) and Berito Kuwaru'wa Cobaría, 1998 Goldman Prize winner (R) outside of the Goldman Prize offices in San Francisco
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
Here's a sampling of some of the major news stories and features that have come out recently about Prize winners from around the world.
July 14, 2010
Saving one of Europe's treasures