Natural Resource Management
Anil Agarwal is raising public consciousness of environmental issues through publications in order to create a sensible development policy.
Asserting long-standing but disregarded environmental protection legislation, Gustavo Alanis presents the Mexican citizen sector, government, industry, and everyday citizens with the tools and training to get involved, clean up, and protect the natural resources of Mexico.
By transforming the social, economic, and environmental conditions of small fishermen, Antonio García Allut makes rural fishing communities more viable, and enables fishermen to safeguard the natural environment upon which their livelihood depends.
Sena is building an African environmental movement of young entrepreneurs aware of their responsibilities, capable of supporting themselves, providing solutions to improve the living conditions of populations, and engaging as citizens to ensure large-scale actors take responsibility and action. He uses youth volunteering and their spirit of commitment to promote the environment and create new...
Sebastiao has developed a model for creating sustainable farming practices and increasing quality of life in rural sertão by combining local knowledge with modern agriculture technology. This new development model is spread through Brazil’s northeastern region and can be applied anywhere in the world.
Siti Aminah has succeeded in developing effective ways to preserve Indonesia's mangrove forests by harnessing the local community support of women and children and the fishermen that rely on the mangroves for their livelihood.
Sergio Arango and his organization, Fundación Espavé, are developing community enterprise initiatives in Colombia’s Pacific coast region that identify latent business opportunities in these communities’ traditional use of forest resources. As a result, Espavé is achieving economic development and environmental conservation in one of the economically poorest and most environmentally rich but...
Indonesia’s rivers are becoming more and more polluted with industrial waste, but most Indonesians are unaware of this destruction to their environment. Prigi trains children and adults to become amateur “environmental detectives,” conducting their own scientific research and publicizing it in the media.
Gunesin Oya Aydemir is strengthening conservation efforts in Turkey by helping and supporting small but capable nature conservation groups move forward with efficient and directed initiatives that draw on the best strategies of a national network. As the president of Nature Society, she is launching a national conservation awareness campaign that aims to conserve Turkey's biodiversity. She is...
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 Caminhancas (Pathways).
Kamal Kanti Banik links river conservation to the livelihoods of local nearby residents. He is restoring fish populations in the Muhuri River in northeastern India by motivating local fishermen to preserve freshwater diversity and the river’s health while improving their own economic outlook.
Antonio Luiz Macedo, a rubber tapper, is experimenting with many new ways of making the rain forest more productive. If he succeeds in making Jurua, a large Amazonian extractive reserve on the Bolivian border, an economic and organizational success, this new approach in harmonizing the needs of people and the forest will gain great new credibility.