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Huo Daishan recipient of 2010 Ramon Magsaysay Award

NRDC would like to congratulate our partner Huo Daishan for being named as one of recipients of the 2010 Ramon Magsaysay Award, known to many as Asia’s Nobel Prize.  Mr. Huo has been a passionate advocate for the Huai River, China’s third largest and most polluted river, since the 1980s.  Initially, he documented the pollution of the river as a photographer.  In 1998, he began doing this as a full-time job and in 2000 he formed the organization Huai River Guardians.  The many accomplishments of the organization include monitoring and testing water quality, pushing companies to implement pollution-control measures, raising environmental awareness, and aiding desperate citizens affected by water pollution.  This is difficult, often thankless work that is absolutely essential to the survival of China’s environment, and we applaud Mr. Huo.

Mr. Huo will receive his award in Manila, Philippines on August 31, 2010.

See here for an old Greenlaw post about Mr. Huo’s work.

The Magsaysay Awardees Resource Center has a series of links to articles about Mr. Huo.

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