Gustavo Adolfo Candia Irigoitia
This profile was prepared when Gustavo Adolfo Candia Irigoitia was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2000.
Gustavo Candia protects Paraguay's wetlands ecosystems by mobilizing citizen sector organizations to change harmful cultivation methods, offer environment-friendly jobs, and design new land use policies. By creating a bilateral environmental protection strategy, he works with institutions in other countries to jointly manage ecosystems across boundaries.
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