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Willie Corduff, Ireland (04:04)


In the Ross Port farming community, Corduff and local residents forced Shell Oil to halt construction on an illegally approved and dangerous pipeline through their land. They were injured and imprisoned during protests. They are still fighting to move processing offshore.

Tsetsegee Munkhbayar, Mongolia (04:03)

In Ulaanbaatar, Munkhbayar worked with government and grassroots organizations to shut down destructive mining operations along Mongolia’s scarce waterways. Through public education and political lobbying, he has protected water resources and empowered local citizens to participate in resource management processes.

Orri Vigfússon, Iceland (04:06)

With business savvy and a commitment to reverse the near-extinction of North Atlantic wild salmon, Vigfússon brokered international fishing rights buyouts with governments and commercial interests, helping bring to an end destructive commercial salmon fishing in the region.

Julio Ricardo Cusurichi Palacios, Peru (04:00)

Amazonian groups living in voluntary isolation are vulnerable. In Puerto Maldonado, Cusurichi secured a national reserve to protect both biodiverse rain forest ecosystems and the rights of indigenous peoples from the devastating effects of logging and mining. Learn about ongoing protection measures.

Sophia Rabliauskas, Canada (04:02)

Working on behalf of the Poplar River First Nation, school counselor and community leader Rabliauskas secured interim protection for Manitoba’s boreal forest, preventing destructive logging and hydro-power development while calling on government and international agencies to permanently protect the region.

Hammerskjoeld Simwinga, Zambia (04:26)

In the North Luangwa Valley, illegal wildlife poaching had decimated the wild elephant population and left villagers living in extreme poverty. Simwinga created a sustainable community development program that restored wildlife and provided alternative economic opportunities. Robert Redford concludes the program.

Credits: Global Focus IV (00:54)

Credits: Global Focus IV

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Part of the Series : The New Environmentalists
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The New Environmentalists share a common goal, safeguarding the Earth’s natural resources from exploitation and pollution. The program features portraits of six passionate and dedicated activists around the globe who have placed themselves in harm’s way to battle intimidating adversaries for environmental justice in their communities. Narrated by Robert Redford, The New Environmentalists illustrates how ordinary people are effecting extraordinary change. This episode profiles community leaders protecting the boreal forest in Canada, addressing elephant poaching in Zambia, stopping polluting mining in Mongolia, protecting indigenous Amazonian groups in Peru, reversing salmon declines in Iceland, and halting a Shell Oil pipeline in Ireland. 

Length: 27 minutes

Item#: BVL162916

ISBN: 978-1-64481-247-1

Copyright date: ©2007

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