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Indigenous Woman Wins Goldman Environmental Prize for Protecting 500,000 Acres of Amazon Rainforest

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Why We Recommend This – 33-year-old Nemonte Nenquimo founded the Ceibo Alliance and led a lawsuit against oil companies encroaching onto the precious Ecuadorian rainforest

Nenquimo’s leadership and the lawsuit set a legal precedent for indigenous rights in Ecuador, and other tribes are following in her footsteps to protect additional tracts of rainforest from oil extraction.

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