Maria Margarida Ribeiro da Silva: “Great pride for women who fight to defend forests”

Award winner speaks out

Maria Margarida Ribeiro da Silva, co-founder, Nossa Senhora do Perpétuo Socorro do Rio Arimum Agroextractivist Cooperative. GLF/Pilar Valbueno
21 February 2018

BONN, Germany (Landscape News) — Five years after her death, the forest advocacy efforts of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai were commemorated at the World Conference Center in Bonn, Germany during the Global Landscapes Forum, in December 2017. Almost a thousand delegates gathered to witness Maria Margarida Ribeiro Da Silva from Brazil receive the Wangari Maathai Forest Champions Award.

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