Ashoka Fellow
Costa Rica
Fellow Since 2000
This description of Daniel Alberto Vartanián Alarcón's work was prepared when Daniel Alberto Vartanián Alarcón was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2000.
With the participation and cooperation of both business and individual community members, Daniel Vartanián creates artificial marine reefs out of used tires. This effort at once reduces a serious solid waste threat and increases marine stock, providing an important source of income for declining coastal villages.
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