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Chavannes Jean-Baptiste

Country: Haiti

Jean Wiener

In a country plagued by extreme poverty and political instability, Jean Wiener led community efforts to establish the nation’s first Marine Protected Areas by empowering Haitians to see the long-term value in sustainably managing fisheries and mangrove forests.

Chavannes Jean-Baptiste

In a land devastated by deforestation, Chavannes Jean-Baptiste taught his fellow peasant farmers the principles of sustainable agriculture, drip irrigation and erosion prevention techniques such as tree planting.