Forestry Award honours late Kenyan environmental pioneer Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai

Nominations will close on 20 July for the first ever Wangari Maathai Award.

Launched by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF), it commemorates the late Kenyan environmental activist and Nobel Prize winner who was a  champion for the world's forests.   Wangari Maathai died in 2011.

The $20,000 prize recognizes outstanding contributions made by an individual to preserve, restore and sustainably manage forests.

Dianne Penn spoke to Eva Muller, Director of the Forest Economics Policy and Products Division at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), to learn more about Wangari Maathai’s contribution to the world, and the award that honours her legacy.

Information about the Wangari Maathai Award can be found at www.fao.org/forestry.

Duration: 3'11"

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