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Wangari Maathai

Wangari MaathaiAKA Wangari Muta Maathai

Born: 1-Apr-1940
Birthplace: Nyeri, Kenya
Died: 25-Sep-2011
Location of death: Nairobi, Kenya
Cause of death: Cancer - Ovarian

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Activist

Nationality: Kenya
Executive summary: Planted 12 million trees in Kenya

Husband: (div. 1980's)

    University: BS Biology, Benedictine College, Atchison, KS (1964, then Mt. St. Scholastica)
    University: MS, University of Pittsburgh (1966)
    University: PhD Veterinary Medicine, University of Nairobi
    Professor: Professor of Veterinary Anatomy, University of Nairobi (1971-77)
    Scholar: Visiting Fellow, Global Institute for Sustainable Forestry, Yale University

    Nobel Peace Prize 2004

Author of books:
Bottom is Heavy Too: Edinburgh Medal Lecture (1994, nonfiction)
The Canopy of Hope: My Life Campaigning for Africa, Women, and the Environment (2002, nonfiction)
The Greenbelt Movement: Sharing the Approach and the Experience (2003, nonfiction)

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