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Six Grassroots Environmentalists Win $125,000 Goldman Environmental Prize

by {screen_name} | April 27, 2006
"These six winners are among the most important people you have not heard of before,"
- Goldman Prize founder Richard N. Goldman

"However beleaguered I am feeling, hearing the stories of these incredible activists from around the world--about their bravery, aspirations and achievements--always makes me feel fortunate and blessed."
- Goldman Prize founder Richard N. Goldman

San Francisco, CA - A Vietnam veteran fighting Pentagon plans to incinerate chemical weapons stockpiles, a man who tipped the United Nations to illegal logging in war-torn Liberia and the person behind the creation of the worlds largest area of protected tropical rainforest are among the winners of this year's prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize.

Feitosa led efforts to create the worlds largest area of protected tropical forest regions in a remote, lawless region in northern Brazil threatened by illegal logging.

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