091: Marine conservation in Haiti with Jean Wiener

In this episode, Michael speaks with Jean Wiener, the founder and director of the Foundation for the Protection of Marine Biodiversity, or FOPROBIM. Jean and his organization have worked for decades on marine conservation in Haiti, where Jean has played a critical role in helping to establish a group of marine protected areas. In 2015, Jean was awarded the Goldman Environmental prize in recognition for his work. Jean talks with Michael about his career path and his work to develop marine conservation in Haiti, both formally and from the bottom up. They discuss the challenges that Jean has confronted and continues to deal with under often difficult social and political conditions, and what he hopes for in the future.

FOPROBIM website: https://www.foprobim.org/

Link to Jean’s Goldman prize award: https://www.goldmanprize.org/recipient/jean-wiener/

Video about Jean’s work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFSGdGvpQ4U