Lottie Cunningham- 2019 Paul K. Feyerabend Award

Lottie Cunningham- 2019 Paul K. Feyerabend Award

For thirty years, Miskitu lawyer Lottie Cunningham Wren has worked in the domestic and international arena to secure land rights for the indigenous peoples living along the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua.  She is an exemplarily committed individual, whose professional capacities … Read more

Salween Peace Park and its slain leader Saw O Moo - providing a grassroots’ alternative to imposed destructive development in Burma / Myanmar

Salween Peace Park and its slain leader Saw O Moo – providing a grassroots’ alternative to imposed destructive development in Burma / Myanmar

The Salween Peace Park (SPP) is a conserved territory covering 5,485 km2 in the Salween River basin, a region of great importance to global biodiversity in Burma/Myanmar. It is self-declared by its indigenous Karen people to fulfill their three … Read more

S. Janaki - a wise woman bridging tradition and modernity in the Nilgiris (India)

S. Janaki – a wise woman bridging tradition and modernity in the Nilgiris (India)

Janaki is a Kurumba woman elder who has emerged as a leader amongst her community, working hard to promote traditional systems of governance and revive important events in the community to keep their pride and identity alive. Protection of sacred … Read more

Pauliina Feodoroff, courageous beacon of hope (Finland)

Pauliina Feodoroff, courageous beacon of hope (Finland)

Mrs. Pauliina Feodoroff is a Sámi woman from the Skolt family– a minority of a minority, who had to relocate to Finland in 1944 at the end of the Second World War due to territorial annexations by Soviet Union. The … Read more

José Leónidas Ramos and Danilo Gómez, champions of ecological community development (Honduras)

José Leónidas Ramos and Danilo Gómez, champions of ecological community development (Honduras)

The Gulf of Fonseca, in Central America is shared by Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador. Mangrove ecosystems and other types of wetlands dominate the coast, where mammals, reptiles, mollusks, crustaceans, and birds interact, and where thousands of fishermen use the … Read more

Dingo Markus, leading by example in Indonesia

Dingo Markus, leading by example in Indonesia

“One day, as I was walking from the village to the forest, I stopped by the river and thought that the forest, the trees, the water… they are not just for us to exploit and deplete, they are the source Read more

Aman Singh, the Orans advocate in Rajastan, India

Aman Singh, the Orans advocate in Rajastan, India

In Rajastan (India), “Orans” are local community conserved areas that act as a store of biodiversity, enable effective water management and serve as a community-based system to restore and regenerate natural considtions. There are about 25,000 Orans in Rajasthan, which … Read more

Chief Vyacheslav Shadrin: constantly on the move for the rights of indigenous peoples in Russia

Chief Vyacheslav Shadrin: constantly on the move for the rights of indigenous peoples in Russia

Chief Vyacheslav Shadrin is Chairperson of the Yukaghir Council of Elders, of the Republic of Sakha-Yakutia, in Russia. Since the late days of the Soviet Union, Chief Shadrin has systematically advanced the cause of the indigenous peoples and communities of … Read more

Tapio Kalli: working tirelessly to restore the ecological status of the Kuivasjärvi watershed (Finland)

Tapio Kalli: working tirelessly to restore the ecological status of the Kuivasjärvi watershed (Finland)

Mr. Tapio Kalli, long-time leader of the fishermen of lake Kuivasjärvi, lives in Kuivasjärvi village (Parkano municipality, appr. 287 kms northwest of Helsinki, Finland). He is in his late 60s.

Doctor Elias Lönnrot, compiler of the national Epic of Finland … Read more

Felicia Barriento Cuellar: strengthening indigenous women for culture and nature in the Chaco region of Bolivia

Felicia Barriento Cuellar: strengthening indigenous women for culture and nature in the Chaco region of Bolivia

Felicia Barrientos Cuellar is a brave indigenous woman from the Isoseño-Guarani people. There are three key aspects of her life’s work that greatly helped to enhance intra and inter community solidarity and contributed to improving the life of the Isoseño … Read more

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