By Reef Check Executive Director Dr. Gregor Hodgson
Last month, Reef Check Board member Robert McClatchy and Director, Gregor Hodgson were invited to attend the Haiti Action Network meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative. The members of the Haiti Action Network are working on all aspects of the rebuilding of Haiti from schools, to medicine, to housing – but none of the current members are involved in the marine environment. The purpose of CGI is to bring diverse groups together to solve problems. This is clearly happening in Haiti and Reef Check is very pleased to have brought a marine perspective to the group. The food security issue in particular will be largely dependent on solving reef issues. Reef Check is planning the first complete survey of Haiti’s reefs beginning in October.