Ashoka Fellow
This description of Rodrigo García Píngaro's work was prepared when Rodrigo García Píngaro was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2008.
Rodrigo García leads the Organization for Cetacean Conservation (OCC), the first citizen organization to promote coastal and marine conservation in Uruguay. Rodrigo focuses on restructuring the socioeconomic forces that lead to environmental problems and on building a coalition of environmentalists, local citizens, tourists, businesses and government that co-develop solutions with both environmental and economic benefits.
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