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'Green Nobel' for forest champion

Date : 19th April 2009, Source : BBC Link to News Story

A campaigner who was jailed during his battle to save the rainforest in Gabon has received a top international award. Marc Ona Essangui was honoured for his fight to stop what he describes as a destructive mining project in the Ivindo National Park. He is one of seven people from six continental regions to be awarded an equal share of the $900,000 (600,000) 2009 Goldman Environmental Prize.

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