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Mary Allegretti Zanoni

Ashoka Fellow since avr 1987

Brazil
Mary Allegretti has made it her life's work to conitnue the efforts of the late Chico Mendes to fight fo the rights of rubber tappers against those who would destroy the rainforest that serves as their source of income. Lire la suite

Roberto Siqueira Carneiro

Ashoka Fellow since juin 1989

Brazil
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... Lire la suite

José Antonio Bacchin

Ashoka Fellow since nov 1991

Brazil
Jose Antonio Bacchin, an environmentalist and specialist in community based economic development, is developing income generation projects for rural communities situated in state park forests. The program reconciles local community needs with protection of the environment. He calls his program... Lire la suite

Luiz Tadeu Damaschi

Ashoka Fellow since déc 1992

Brazil
Luiz Tadeo Damaschi's goal is to make one of the world's largest cities a greener place. A resident of Sao Paulo, Luiz Tadeo plans to raise and plant various types of fruit trees throughout the city to put back a bit of the nature that has been overwhelmed by concrete. Lire la suite

Patricia Goulart Bustamante

Ashoka Fellow since mar 1995

Brazil
Patricia Bustamante's environmental education program for rural Brazil brings the elderly and children together to catalogue plants, rediscover their traditional uses and create community-based nurseries and seed banks. Lire la suite

Wigold Bertoldo Schäffer

Ashoka Fellow since nov 1995

Brazil
Wigold Schäffer is developing, demonstrating and testing a new model for the operation of small farms that reconciles the preservation of secondary forests and attendant biodiversity with farmers' desires for higher incomes and improved quality of life. Combining native species reforestation, the... Lire la suite
Working in Nazaré Paulista, a relatively impoverished conservation area that borders on the Atlantic Forest and is a major source of water for the city of São Paulo, Suzana Padua has developed a new model for community engagement in environmental protection. Lire la suite

Tibério Alloggio

Ashoka Fellow since déc 1998

Brazil
Tiberio Alloggio is turning community-based ecotourism–an ideal medium for the preservation of indigenous culture and the conservation natural resources–into an effective economic solution for the river populations of the Amazon region. Lire la suite

Silvia R. Ziller

Ashoka Fellow since fév 2002

Brazil
Silvia is working to balance social development and community-building with environmental conservation, focusing on sustainability over the long term. Working from this vision, she is the first Brazilian to address biological imbalances caused by foreign plant species. Unlike the United States and... Lire la suite
Guilherme Souza has reinvigorated the Brazilian people's relationship with their environment, introducing profitable methods to protect river-based biodiversity and increasing local income through ecotourism and sport fishing. Lire la suite