[Coral-List] Jean Wiener (HAITI), 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize winner!

Franck Gourdin franck.gourdin.carspaw at guadeloupe-parcnational.fr
Tue Apr 21 09:57:39 EDT 2015

Congratulations to Jean Wiener, Director of the Fondation pour la 
Protection de la Biodiversité Marine (FoProBiM) [or "Foundation for the 
Protection of Marine Biodiversity" in English] for being one of six 
recipients of the prestigious 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize!

Recognising the inextricable link between biodiversity conservation and 
the livelihoods of local communities, Jean’s efforts empowered community 
members in southwest and northeast Haiti to see the long-term value in 
sustainably managing fisheries and mangrove forests. Jean's tireless 
efforts eventually led to the creation of Haiti's first two Marine 
Protected Areas (MPAs) in 2013. Through FoProBiM he is now working to 
involve local communities in the successful implementation and 
management of the two MPAs to ensure they don’t end up as “paper parks.” 
He also hopes to develop a broader system of MPAs throughout the rest of 
the country by assisting other communities with MPA proposals.

Check out this short video about Jean’s efforts that make him a worthy 
winner of the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize for outstanding 
environmental achievement in islands and island nations.
Jean Wiener, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize, Haiti

About the Goldman Environmental Prize:
The Goldman Environmental Prize was established in 1989 by late San 
Francisco civic leaders and philanthropists Richard and Rhoda Goldman. 
Prize winners are selected by an international jury from confidential 
nominations submitted by a worldwide network of environmental 
organizations and individuals.

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