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Ndyakira-Amooti

Ndyakira Amooti: Uganda’s Foremost Environment Activist

To mark 50 years of Uganda’s independence, New Vision will, until October 9, 2012, be publishing highlights of events and profiling personalities who have shaped the history of this country. JOSEPH SSEMUTOOKE brings you the story of Ndyakira...
David Brower

David Brower

David Ross Brower was a prominent environmentalist and the founder of many environmental organizations, including the Sierra Club Foundation, the John Muir Institute for Environmental Studies, Friends of the Earth (1969), the League of Conservation...
Gaylord Nelson

Gaylord Nelson

Gaylord Anton Nelson was an American politician from Wisconsin who served as a United States Senator and governor. A Democrat, he was the principal founder of Earth Day. In 1962, Nelson was elected to the U.S. Senate where he represented Wisconsin...
Chico Mendes

Chico Mendes

Francisco Alves Mendes Filho, better known as Chico Mendes, was a Brazilian rubber tapper, trade union leader and environmentalist. He fought to preserve the Amazon rainforest, and advocated for the human rights of Brazilian peasants and indigenous...
Gifford Pinchot

Gifford Pinchot

Gifford Pinchot was an important American forester and conservationist around the turn of the century.  He left a significant mark on the world of conservation through his belief that conservation meant “the greatest good to the greatest...
Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt was a politician and conservationist. The 26th president of the United States, he used his position to pave the way for environmentalists of the future. He is known for setting aside land for national forests, establishing...
Henry David Thoreau

Henry David

Henry David Thoreau was an American author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, and leading transcendentalist. He is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living...
Julia Butterfly Hill

Julia Butterfly Hill

Julia Butterfly Hill is an American activist and environmentalist. Hill is best known for living in a 180-foot (55 m)-tall, roughly 1500-year-old California Redwood tree (age based on first-hand ring count of a slightly smaller neighboring ancient...
Edward Abbey

Edward Abbey

Edward Paul Abbey was an American author and essayist noted for his advocacy of environmental issues, criticism of public land policies, and anarchist political views. His best-known works include the novel The Monkey Wrench Gang, which has...
Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson

Rachel Louise Carson was an American marine biologist and conservationist whose writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement. Carson began her career as a biologist in the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries, and became a full-time...
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