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NGO Protecting Critical Ridge-to-Reef Ecosystem in Haiti from Industrial Development

Jean Wiener, director of the Fondation pour la Protection de la Biodiversité Marine (FoProBiM), has long been working with local communities to protect the natural resources of Haiti. Now, a recently built industrial park poses a new set of challenges in the critically important “ridge-to-reef” ecosystem of Caracol Bay. We spoke with Wiener about his efforts to protect the area from further degradation. Read more »

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Eco-Exchange: The Nature Conservancy and a group of strategic actors in Latin America are helping ensure the region’s water security by implementing an innovative conservation model that uses investments financed and managed by local public and private actors to safeguard critical upstream ecosystems. (Archive)

Stories from the Field: Jean Wiener, director of the Fondation pour la Protection de la Biodiversité Marine (FoProBiM), has long been working with local communities to protect the natural resources of Haiti. Now, a recently built industrial park poses a new set of challenges in the critically important “ridge-to-reef” ecosystem of Caracol Bay. We spoke with Wiener about his efforts to protect the area from further degradation. (Archive)

On the Record: Tuna are extremely important marine predators as well as a staple in our diet and a highly profitable commodity. We spoke with Mark J. Spalding and Shana Miller of the Ocean Foundation about the threats to tuna populations caused by massive overfishing and about their efforts to protect these extraordinary species. (Archive)



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