Jean is a biologist working to protect the overexploited coastline of Haiti. With a holistic approach giving options on how to make an income without destroying the island’s resources, he provides Haiti with greater resilience against the effects of climate change.
Jean can plant more mangroves - amazing trees that reduce the amount of CO2 in the air and protect the shorelines of Haiti against natural disasters.
Haiti is exposed to relentless natural disasters on top of a long history of a poor economy, which have wiped out Haiti’s natural areas. Locals mine corals and fishers use inappropriate fishing methods with little respect for fishing seasons. On land, villagers hack down mangroves and cook them into charcoal. All of these destructive scenarios have a devastating effect on the island.