Yosepha Alomang

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Yosepha Alomang (Mama Yosepha) is from the Indonesian province of Papua, one of the most biologically diverse places on the planet.[1]

She was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2001, for her efforts on organizing her community to resist the mining company Freeport-McMoRan's mining practices over three decades that have destroyed rainforests, polluted rivers, and displaced communities.[1]


  1. ^ a b Goldman Environmental Prize: Yosepha Alomang Archived October 23, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved on November 10, 2007)