Award winner 2015
(04.03.2015) Dr. Mozhgan Savabieasfahani has been awarded the Rachel Carson prize for 2015 for her intensive work to improve public awareness on the devastating effects of war on the environment and on public health.
In particular Dr. Savabieasfahani has brought public attention to the increase in Levels of birth defects in Iraq and how these defects can be associated with chemical contamination during the 2003 war.
Savabieasfahani is an environmental toxicologist, originally from Iran, residing in Michigan, USA. She has watched the conflicts in the Middle East closely.
The prize will be presented in the evening of 3rd June, in Stavanger, Norway, at the Culture House Sølvberget, by Ms. Bjørg Tysdal Moe, Deputy Mayor of Stavanger. The award ceremony is part of the City of Stavanger's celebrations of World Environment Day.