Dan Whittle Discusses EDF and Cuba’s Long-term Mutually Beneficial Relationship

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This year, the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) celebrated 20 years of collaboration with Cuba in marine ecosystems conservation and rebuilding fisheries. In honor of this anniversary of scientific collaboration we approached EDF’s Senior Director and Attorney, Dan Whittle, to understand how EDF became involved in this long-term mutually beneficial relationship. Mr. Whittle is involved in Latin American and Caribbean projects to promote sustainable fisheries and coral reef, marine and coastal ecosystems conservation. Since 2007, he has worked with the Tri-National Initiative on Marine Sciences and Conservation that facilitates collaborative research and conservation projects between scientists in Cuba, the US, and Mexico. He has been active in promoting scientific exchange, environmental dialogue and cooperation between the United States and Cuba and in 2011 he organized a…




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