Martha Isabel Ruiz Corzo

2002 Associate Laureate, Environment
Mexico, Born 1953

Project Goal

Forge a unique coalition to protect the forests of Mexico

Location: Mexico

"We’ve strengthened the idea that conservation has to be carried out through and with the people.”

Martha Ruiz Corzo believes conservation and economic development for the poor must go hand in hand.

High in the mountains of central Mexico, she is crafting a unique project of sustainable growth that protects jaguars and butterflies while also empowering the poor as full participants in grassroots democracy.

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