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Nobel prize winner Wangari Maathai, who is also Kenya's Assistant Minister for Environment, touches a tree stump cut by illegal loggers during a ceremony to plant trees in Sabatia forest Koibatek, in Eldama Ravine, November 23, 2006. Some 3,000 seedlings were planted by 150 volunteers from Japan, in a tree planting event as part of the one billion tree planting campaign in support of the Green Belt Movement lead by Wangari Maathai. REUTERS/Antony Gitonga (KENYA) - GM1DTZVRNEAA

Professor Maathai started the Green Belt movement in 1977. Image: REUTERS/Antony Gitonga

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