Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2018
    This description of Wietse van der Werf's work was prepared when Wietse van der Werf was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2018.
    Wietse founded the Sea Ranger Service to revolutionize ocean conservation. His 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).
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