It seems everywhere I look in Haiti lately we are finding a species of bird, or fish, or mammal, or diverse community of species we didn’t know was there. Whether it’s the humpback whale that took everyone by surprise by appearing in Fort Liberte Bay in January, the remarkable invertebrate diversity found in the crystal clear Riviere Glace in the buffer zone of Macaya National … [Read more...] about Why Haiti’s Economy Needs Parks
Andy is a sustainable tourism and protected area specialist with over 20 years of experience developing and implementing strategies to maximize tourism’s contribution to the conservation of nature and indigenous culture around the world, particularly in Latin America and the Caribbean. He lived in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands for 11 years before moving to Washington DC in 1998 to work as Senior Ecotourism Specialist for The Nature Conservancy. Andy is a member of the World Commision on Protected Areas (WCPA) and a member of the Senior Advisory Board of the Global Heritage Fund. He is currently working as a Senior Biodiversity Specialist at the IADB where he is focused on managing and mitigating the environmental and social impacts of development projects in Haiti.