Marine Science

Environmental Defense Fund’s work to protect important shared marine resources in the U.S. Southeast, the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean depends upon close working partnerships with world-class Cuban environmental scientists. A biodiversity hotspot, Cuba has regionally important marine and coastal ecosystems. With connectivity to the United States, the window of opportunity is now to share our resources and to work together towards solutions. Over the past 12 years, EDF has built strong relationships with Cuban environmental institutions and Cuban environmental scientists, who are among the best educated and most experienced in the region. Cuban scientists’ rigorous research has informed important environmental policy initiatives, including the Cuban government’s decision to include 25% of the insular shelf in marine protected areas (MPAs). Read more here…