Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2003
Instituto de Pesquisa Ambiental da Amazônia
This description of Antonio Jose Motta Bentes's work was prepared when Antonio Jose Motta Bentes was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2003.
Antônio José Motta Bentes Rodríguez is developing a strategy for participatory and sustainable forestry management where the organization and mobilization of the community is the key to the efficient use of wood resources. This strategy is being replicated in conservation units, where new conservation laws do not permit families to subsist from the forests, and is resulting in new models for forest use, as well as a new policy for governance of these areas.
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