Father José Andrés Tamayo
2005 winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize
According to the website of the Goldman Environmental Prize, the prize "is given each year to six environmental heroes - one from each of six continental regions: Africa, Asia, Europe, Island Nations, North America and South/Central America. Initially each recipient received a $60,000 award from the Goldman Environmental Foundation. The award stipend has been raised three times since and currently stands at $125,000."