Marcos Aurélio Da-Ré
Fellow Since 1993
Socioambiental Consultores Associados
This profile was prepared when Marcos Aurélio Da-Ré was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1993.
As the principal biologist and field organizer of an internationally supported effort to preserve the Spix's macaw, Marcos Da-Ré has developed a new approach to conservation that places heavy emphasis on the revitalization of the human communities that share habitats with endangered or threatened species' habitats. An alternative to the "units of conservation" (parks, reserves, protected areas, etc.) that most government-sponsored conservation initiatives employ, Marcos' "community of conservation" approach addresses the survival needs and development aspirations of local human settlements as a first priority for assuring the survival of endangered or threatened species.
The New Idea