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Samuel Nguiffo: 1999 Goldman Prize winner, Cameroon

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Published on Sep 5, 2013

Samuel Nguiffo struggled tirelessly to stop the liquidation of the world's second largest contiguous rainforest for short-term profit. As a lawyer and founder of the Center for Environment and Development, Nguiffo worked to inform forest-dwelling peoples, including Pygmies, of their legal right to manage their traditional lands. He was also at the forefront of an international effort to ensure that the Chad/Cameroon oil pipeline project did not bring about large-scale forest destruction, marine pollution and social dislocation.

The Goldman Environmental Prize is the world's largest prize for grassroots environmentalists. Each of the winners, chosen from the planet's six inhabited continental regions, demonstrate exceptional courage and commitment, often working at great risk to protect our environment. In the process, they inspire the rest of us to do the same.

For more information visit www.goldmanprize.org and follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/goldmanenvironmentalpri­ze

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