|Dan Whittle, EDF Cuba Program Director; Dr. Doug Rader, Chief Oceans Scientist|
This Sunday, September 26, "Cuba: The Accidental Eden" premiers on PBS' NATURE series and includes interviews with our own Dan Whittle and Dr. Doug Rader. Cuba's shores and surrounding waters hold a tremendous amount of ecological treasures of vital importance to marine conservation in the Caribbean. Our Latin America and Caribbean team at EDF, including Dan and Doug, recognize Cuba's environmental significance and has been collaborating with Cuban scientists to address issues of overfishing, coral reefs protection and coastal conservation, and potential ocean energy.
PBS' NATURE Series also recognizes the environmental wealth and challenges scientists face in their work on Cuba. The program will show the work of these scientists and take a look at how the possibility of an end to the U.S. trade embargo could increase development and threaten a nearly pristine ecosystem, or position Cuba to set an example for development and conservation around the world. Check local listings.