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Florin Stoican

Ashoka Fellow since Jul 2018

Romania

Building on his own experience in establishing Romania's first citizen-led national parks, Florin is catalyzing a citizen-driven movement for the creation of a functional system for protected areas in Romania. By connecting urban and rural communities through nature, he is creating incentive...

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Oriol Vilalta

Ashoka Fellow since Jul 2018

Spain

Oriol is leading a paradigm change in the wildfire community by shifting the focus from fire extinction to management and prevention. He has built a global community of researchers, firefighters and civil society members to share knowledge and create new solutions to make the forests and rural areas...

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Molly Burhans

Ashoka Fellow since Jun 2018

United States

Molly Burhans is transforming the way the Catholic Church and other holders of large, non-contiguous lands are able to respond to climate change and its attendant crises, using new technology tools for informed environmental planning beyond the border of the nation-state.

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Gregg Treinish

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2017

United States

Adventure Scientists is harnessing the skill, motivation, and geographic reach of people who recreate in the outdoors – hikers, surfers, kayakers, mountain bikers and more – and applying it to rigorous data collection for the purpose of environmental stewardship and conservation.

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As scientist from the isolated coastal rainforest region of Colombia, Mabel stimulates sustainable economic development in biodiverse areas by connecting ancestral knowledge, science, and entrepreneurship to create a “bioeconomy.”

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Germán Montero

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2016

Argentina

Germán co-founded the Environmental South Association in 2007 to actively and respectfully reconnect people with nature in the rapidly urbanized cities in Patagonia. Through urbanization, younger generations of Argentinians are separated from a variety of natural environments. With an absence of...

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Jeronimo Villas Boas

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2015

Brazil

Jeronimo is working with different sectors to recognize and strengthen native beekeeping, valuing the diversity of its product, generating income to its traditional guardians and ultimately conserving the 250 native species of bees.

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Sebastião Alves

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2015

Brazil

Sebastiao has developed a model for creating sustainable farming practices and increasing quality of life in rural sertão by combining local knowledge with modern agriculture technology. This new development model is spread through Brazil’s northeastern region and can be applied anywhere in the...

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Harry Surjadi

Ashoka Fellow since Mar 2015

Indonesia

Indigenous people living in remote areas can be marginalized by their lack of access to communication and information. At the same time, the government claims an inability to reach them. Harry Surjadi breaks through the barrier with his Information Broker program. Having developed a groundbreaking...

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Sergio Madrid seeks to transform the way that Mexican communities manage the country’s forests, by using a bifurcated approach that combines working at a national policy level with on-the-ground implementation of best practices in rural communities.

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