Ashoka Fellow
Brazil
Fellow Since 1999
RENCTAS - Rede Nacional de Combate ao Tráfico de Animais Sil
    This description of Dener Giovanini's work was prepared when Dener Giovanini was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1999.
    Introduction
    Dener Giovanini has designed a citizen-based network to fight the third largest illegal business in the world, animal trafficking. He incorporates Internet communications into a start-to-finish system that saves animals' lives, brings criminals to justice, and provides new employment opportunities to rural traffickers.
    The New Idea
    The Problem
    The Strategy
    The Person

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