Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2006
This description of Wayan Patut's work was prepared when Wayan Patut was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2006.
The increase of coastal development and illegal fishing practices has wreaked havoc in the marine environment of Indonesia. For local communities who rely on fishing as their main source of livelihood, this has meant a drastic decrease in income. In most cases, the citizen sector has responded to the crisis by spearheading conservation efforts that do not take into account the livelihoods of the local residents. Wayan Patut is demonstrating that the affected communities can earn a living through new enterprises that will also give them a role in marine conservation efforts.
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