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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

Terri Valle Aquino

Ashoka Fellow since oct 1989

Brazil
Terri Valle de Aquino grew up in Acre, the very poor and thinly populated state on the southwestern edge of Brazil's Amazon basin. He returned to work with the indigenous peoples there and is now setting out to help them and their traditional enemies, the rubber tappers, learn to collaborate and... Lire la suite

Nasser Youssef Nasr

Ashoka Fellow since mai 1990

Brazil
Nasser Youssef Nasr, 35, an agronomist from the small coastal state of Espírito Santo, is adapting an important discovery to Brazilian conditions and spreading it to Brazilian farmers. He's showing that by growing crops amidst mixed native groundcover and weeds, farmers can both limit pest damage... Lire la suite
Merlong is helping small farmers in the state of Piaui overcome historically defeatist attitudes to become more productive. Through CERMO, a non-profit educational and consulting organization he co-founded, he hopes to help the region's small farmers become more productive and combine to achieve... Lire la suite

Ronaldo Lima de Oliveira

Ashoka Fellow since fév 1995

Brazil
Ronaldo Lima de Oliveira is working both to prevent the destruction of the rain forest and to guarantee the survival of forest communities by creating a model for sustainable agro-economical activities in Brazil's recently-created "extractive reserves." The strategies that he is developing will... 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

René Schärer

Ashoka Fellow since sep 2001

Brazil
René Schärer makes it possible for local fishing communities to manage the use of their coastal waters, helping citizens and the government defuse environmental and economic threats posed by large, negligent, and unwelcome fishing vessels. Lire la suite

Paulo Celio de Figueiredo

Ashoka Fellow since sep 2002

Brazil
By empowering citizens to take their seat at the table where environmental decisions are made, Paulo Célio de Figueiredo is enabling residents of Brazil’s river basins to better manage and protect their natural resources. Lire la suite

Rubens Gomes

Ashoka Fellow since jan 2003

Brazil
Rubens Gomes is working to slow the deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon while teaching rural and urban community members how to use the resources in a mutually beneficial and sustainable way. Rubens's program develops lines of alternative certified wood products–from musical instruments to... Lire la suite