Carlos Alberto Ricardo

Ashoka Fellow
Brazil
Fellow Since 2010
Instituto Socioambiental (SocioEnvironmental Institute)

Citation

This profile was prepared when Carlos Alberto Ricardo was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2010.
Introduction
Carlos Alberto “Beto” Ricardo has been a staunch defender of environmental and indigenous rights for the past 35 years. Beto is spearheading a socioenvironmental development approach in Brazil, which brings the traditional knowledge and wisdom of indigenous groups to the forefront and entrenches their rights through public policy changes and economic undertakings.
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