Sunday, April 19, 2009

Bangladesh's Rizwana bags Goldman Environmental Prizes

Six campaigners who have fought governments and industry to protect the planet won prestigious Goldman Environmental Prizes on Sunday.

According to Reuters, Syeda Rizwana Hasan, Director, Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers' Association (BELA) is one of the recipeints of this prestigious awards, often referred to as the Nobel Prizes of the environmental world.

Rizwana got it for raising public awareness of the dangers of ship-breaking. Heartiest congratulations to Rizwana. In 2003 BELA received the Global 500 Role of Honors of the United Nations.