Ujamaa Community Resource Team founder awarded Goldman Prize

Posted 21 Apr 2016, Author: The Citizen tagged video,Goldman,Prize,Tanzania,grassroots

A Tanzanian, Mr Edward Loure, is the only African in the list of winners in this year's Goldman Environmental Prize, the world's biggest award for grassroots environmental activists.

He became one of the six winners of the 2016 Goldman Environmental Foundation Prize whose names were announced yesterday.

The Goldman Prize is awarded annually to environmental heroes from each of the world's six inhabited continental regions. It recognises fearless grassroots activists for their significant achievements in protecting the environment and their communities.

"The only winner from the African continent, Mr Edward Loure, is a Tanzanian, who has led a grassroots organisation that pioneered an approach that gives land titles to indigenous communities--instead of individuals--in northern Tanzania, ensuring the environmental stewardship of more than 200,000 acres of land for future generations," reads part of the foundation's statement released yesterday.

When you travel with Gaia Conscious Travel on Tanzania Asilia: Cultural Discovery and the Big 5, not only will you be encouraging community based tourism, along with activists like Edward Loure, we will also give you the option to donate to this organisation on your last invoice.

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