Fellows by Category

Organization: Caminhancass

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).

Organization: Vitae Civilis

Rubens is building powerful networks and coalitions of civil society organizations addressing major issues of environmental protection and sustainable development in Brazil. His work is helping those organizations gain greater voice in national and international deliberations and enabling them to play more productive roles in translating international environmental accords and environment-...

Organization: Cristalino Lodge

By introducing an impressive array of environmentally-friendly economic development projects to the Amazon’s most deforested region, Vitória da Riva Carvalho is proving that conservation does not have to come at the expense of economic growth. She is creating entirely new value chains around low-impact tourism, while protecting the forest and incentivizing cutting-edge environmental research...

Organization: Associação Caatinga

By working with private landholders, forest communities, and government regulations and incentives, Rodrigo Castro is building a national conservation network to preserve the unique caatinga forest ecosystem.

Organization: Socioambiental Consultores Associados

As the principal biologist and field organizer of an internationally supported effort to preserve the Spix's macaw, Marcos Da-Ré has developed a new approach to conservation that places heavy emphasis on the revitalization of the human communities that share habitats with endangered or threatened species' habitats. An alternative to the "units of conservation" (parks, reserves, protected areas...

Organization: Ecotrópica Fundação de Apoio à Vida nos Trópicos

Adalberto Eberhard, a veterinarian and lifelong conservationist, is showing how the environmental movement can build a set of institutions at the state level that will, year in and year out, truly protect the environment. In the process, he is building defenses for one of the world's largest and richest wetlands: the Brazilian Pantanal.

Organization: Imaflora

Luis Fernando created the first unified agriculture certification system in Brazil and the world’s first certification standard for sugarcane to promote responsible agricultural practices. He is now sharing his success cases and partnering with key public and private actors to tackle deforestation in Brazil and beyond.

Organization: SALVEASERRA-Grupo de Proteção Ambiental da Sierra da Concór

This profile is dedicated to the memory of Roberto Lamego who passed away in 2016.
Roberto Lamego is creating alternatives for land use that provide farmers and others with economic incentives for preserving the rapidly disappearing forests of Brazil's Atlantic Forest region. He is changing the relation between humans and the forest from one of extraction to one of cultivation and...

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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 allow people living in the reserves to meet their food needs and to produce a surplus to be sold in...

Organization: TERRA E COSMOS

Through community radio stations that focus on gender, the environment and sustainable development issues from women's perspectives, Nina Magalhães is creating new job and life opportunities for rural women in Brazil.

Organization: Centro Ecológico Ipê

In an effort to counter the rising industrialization of organic agriculture, Laércio Meirelles has developed a participatory approach to organic certification, placing greater control in the hands of small-scale farmers.

Benki Piyãko, leader of an indigenous community in the Amazonian state of Acre, is increasing the capacity of indigenous peoples to defend their land against outside exploitation. In the process, he teaches these communities improved land management techniques to both benefit from their natural resources and preserve a rich and unique ecosystem.

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