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“Nemonte Nenquimo: The Indigenous Leader Named ‘Environmental Hero'”

“An indigenous leader from the Ecuadorean Amazon is one of the winners of the Goldman environmental prize, which recognises grassroots activism.

Nemonte Nenquimo was chosen for her success in protecting 500,000 acres of rainforest from oil extraction.

She and fellow members of the Waorani indigenous group took the Ecuadorean government to court over its plans to put their territory up for sale.

Their 2019 legal victory set a legal precedent for indigenous rights.”

Vanessa Buschschlüter reports for BBC News November 30, 2020.


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