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Ashoka Netherlands is delighted to announce the election of their latest Fellow Wietse van der Werf.  Wietse is the founder and CEO of the Sea Ranger Service, which has been established to revolutionize ocean conservation.  The organisational model combines the empowerment of unemployed youths and re-integration of navy veterans to provide a concrete solution to severe global human capacity shortages in the monitoring of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).

The Ivory Game

The Ivory Game goes undercover into the dark and sinister underbelly of ivory trafficking. Award‐winning director Richard Ladkani and Academy Award–nominated director Kief Davidson filmed undercover for 16 months in China and Africa with a crack team of intelligence operatives, undercover activists, passionate frontline rangers and tough‐as‐nails conservationists like Ashoka Fellow Ian Craig, to infiltrate the corrupt global network of ivory trafficking.

In Memory of Orri Vigfusson, Who Saved the North Atlantic’s Salmon

The global Ashoka community deeply mourns the loss of Icelandic Fellow Orri Vigfússon, Chairman and Founder of the North Atlantic Salmon Fund.

Saving gorillas by saving people: how Gladys Kalema transformed her teenage passion for animals into a radical social innovation

As a new graduate from veterinary school, Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka invented her first job. She wrote to the Ugandan Wildlife Authority, laying out her research explaining just how critical it was to create a role for a veterinarian within the organization.

Economic Alternatives to Regenerate Rainforests in Indonesia

Last Thursday, I had the privilege of sitting in on a presentation given by Dr. Willie Smits, a Senior Fellow of Ashoka, where I currently work as an intern for the Full Economic Citizenship program.  Born in Norway but a nationalized and 30-year resident of Indonesia, Dr.