Haiti Declares Its First Marine Protected Area
Cool Green Science
AUGUST 29, 2013
Maxene Atis is the Haiti conservation coordinator for the The Nature Conservancy based in Coral Gables, FL. Earlier this month, the Haitian government decreed its first marine protected area located in the south coast of Haiti. As a native Haitian, I know a Haiti that most people could never imagine. I remember a Haiti that was known as the “Pearl of the Antilles,” a Caribbean vacation destination as famous as Jamaica or Puerto Rico is today.