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02 November 2018

2016 FINALIST UPDATE: MAMIRAUA INSTITUTE

2016 FINALIST UPDATE: MAMIRAUA INSTITUTE

Ana Cláudia Torres from 2016 Finalist, the Mamirauá Institute, gives an update on their Fishing Management Programme and the advice they'd give to those considering entering in future.

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23 October 2018

2006 WINNER UPDATE: MAYA NUT PROGRAMME

2006 WINNER UPDATE: MAYA NUT PROGRAMME

Erika Vohman is passionate about the Maya tree! Through the Maya Nut Programme, Erika teaches communities about Maya seeds and fruit, showing them how this important food source can be harvested.

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07 September 2018

2017 FINALIST UPDATE - THE PUMP, THE FISH & THE GARDEN

2017 FINALIST UPDATE - THE PUMP, THE FISH & THE GARDEN

With its ancient roots in Aztec and Chinese agriculture, aquaponics is by no means a new invention. However, The Pump, The Fish and The Garden takes this innovative method and uses it to provide food, nutrition and livelihood to poor communities in the Philippines.

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11 July 2018

AN UPDATE FROM SPOUTS OF WATER - 2016 FINALIST

AN UPDATE FROM SPOUTS OF WATER - 2016 FINALIST

At 19 years old, Kathy Ku saw a problem and began working towards a solution. 10,000 people in Uganda were dying every year from drinking dirty water. Instead of taking a job with a consulting firm after graduation, Kathy stayed in Eastern Uganda with 2 colleagues to set up Spouts of Water.

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18 June 2018

AN UPDATE FROM 2012 WINNER - THE LION GUARDIANS

AN UPDATE FROM 2012 WINNER - THE LION GUARDIANS

In 2012, Dr Leela Hazzah and Dr Stephanie Dolrenry made the trip to St Andrews University to represent their outstanding organisation, Lion Guardians. Founded in 2007, Lion Guardians is dedicated to finding and enacting long-term solutions for people and lions to co-exist.

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21 May 2018

AN UPDATE FROM TWO-TIME ST ANDREWS PRIZE WINNER

AN UPDATE FROM TWO-TIME ST ANDREWS PRIZE WINNER

Two-time Winner, Ian Thorpe has taken home the top prize for two outstanding innovations – The Elephant Pump in 2005, and the Elephant Toilet in 2008. Presenting both times on behalf of Pump Aid, the charity helps rural communities in Africa gain access to clean water and appropriate sanitation.

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14 May 2018

AN UPDATE FROM LITER OF LIGHT - 2016 WINNER

AN UPDATE FROM LITER OF LIGHT - 2016 WINNER

2 years ago, a young man named Vitor Belota Gomes was waiting in a lobby when, out of seemingly nowhere, he began to celebrate. Vitor had just received a very important email to say that Liter of Light Brazil, of which he was President, had just been shortlisted for the St Andrews Prize for the Environment 2016.

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23 April 2018

An update from 2017 Winner Plantwise

An update from 2017 Winner Plantwise

Even after being named as a finalist for the St Andrews Prize for the Environment 2017, Dr Washington Otieno from Plantwise was still surprised to be announced as the eventual winner of the Prize.

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22 January 2018

An update from The Wild Chimpanzee Foundation - Jan 2018

An update from The Wild Chimpanzee Foundation - Jan 2018

We heard from Christope at the beginning of 2017 where he shared how the Moyen Bafing Project was progressing. One year on, we’re delighted to receive another update on this amazing project, and how the St Andrews Prize for the Environment has helped WCF in reaching their goals.

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