This description of Miklós Persányi's work was prepared when Miklós Persányi was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1999.
Through his transformation of the National Zoo of Budapest, Miklos Persanyi is mobilizing support for environmentalism by cultivating public interest in and support of animals and their habitats. He is reinventing the role of the zoo to include a range of educational programs aimed at heightening public awareness of pressing ecological and cultural issues in Hungary and throughout Europe.
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