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Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai is the founder of the Green Belt Movement and the first woman to earn a doctorate in biology in East Africa. A recipient of numerous awards for her work on environmental and social issues, she was elected to Parliament by an overwhelming majority in 2003 and is currently the Assistant Secretary for Environment, Wildlife, and Natural Resources in the new democratically elected Kenyan government. In 2004, she was honored with the Nobel Peace Prize. She lives in Nairobi, Kenya. (Photo by Martin Rowe)

    Wangari's Books

    The Man Who Planted Trees - Book and CD Set

    Jean Giono's tale of Elzéard Bouffier, the intrepid tree planter who single-handedly reforests a barren section of southern France.


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