Roberto Siqueira Carneiro
Fellow Since 1989
This description of Roberto Siqueira Carneiro's work was prepared when Roberto Siqueira Carneiro was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1989.
Roberto Siqueira Carneiro is reintroducing rare monkeys into threatened ecosystems, starting with the remnants of Brazil's Atlantic rainforest. Since the monkey can not survive unless the forest is healthy, engaging popular support for the monkeys should be an effective means of protecting the forest as well.
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