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Switzer Foundation Video Interview with EcoLogic’s David Kramer

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We’re pleased to announce that David Kramer, a charismatic and can-do staff member at EcoLogic for more than eight years now, has been promoted into the new role of senior manager of impact, learning and innovation. In his new role, David is responsible for evaluating and promoting EcoLogic’s approaches and identifying new activities that increase our ability to support local communities and collaborate with them to protect and restore tropical ecosystems.

In time for this announcement, we are pleased to point you to a video interview with David (see below) that was recently published by the Switzer Foundation. David became a Switzer Fellow in 2004 while earning his master’s in public policy from the Kennedy School at Harvard University. The Switzer Foundation commits itself to supporting emerging leaders who are innovators dedicated to solving environmental problems and improving environmental quality. In the short video, David discusses our ongoing healthy fisheries project that builds alliances between Guatemalans and Belizeans along the Sarstun River border, to stabilize and restore the fisheries, mangroves and forests that support an abundance of wildlife. As David relates, the indigenous and rural populations on both sides of the border rely on fishing and the local natural resources for their survival. Here we have the chance to help focus the energy and interests of local people to halt the decline of this precious ecosystem, but we must act now.

Lastly, please check out this Ecosystem Marketplace article, Belizean Fisheries Project Could Help Protect Indigenous Lands While Easing Border Tensions, published yesterday that also reports on our Healthy Fisheries project and gives a detailed context.