Ecologist Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Environmentalist who worked to slow deforestation, preserve biodiversity, and educate people about their environment, wins the Nobel Peace Prize.
October 8, 2004, 8am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Kenyan environmentalist and human rights campaigner Wangari Maathai has won the Nobel Peace Prize. She is the first African woman to be awarded the peace prize since it was created in 1901.

n the late 1970s, Mrs Maathai led a campaign called the Green Belt Movement to plant tens of millions of trees across Africa to slow deforestation."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

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Published on Friday, October 8, 2004 in BBC News
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