Mark Tercek | President & CEO
- website: www.nature.org
When did you join the CCI?
The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has supported the CCI since its launch in 2008.
Why did your organization join the CCI?
As a strong advocate for the conservation of the Caribbean’s natural resources, the partnership that formed between The Nature Conservancy and the CCI was organic. The Nature Conservancy works with a range of stakeholders to accomplish conservation objectives and the CCI encompasses this view by working with partners, companies and governments who have a common goal of protecting the Caribbean
How is the CCI important to marine and coastal conservation in the Caribbean?
By working together with these three stakeholder groups, the CCI has an opportunity to enhance marine and costal conservation awareness throughout the region, expand and further improve the sustainable management of marine protected areas in Caribbean, as well as create sustainable financing mechanisms to fund long term conservation efforts.
What are your organization's main conservation priority actions under the CCI? Or what is your organization's role in the CCI?
The Nature Conservancy supports the CCI by providing funding and necessary administrative and operational support needed to launch the CCI. In addition, The Nature Conservancy is aiding to operationalize both a regional endowment fund, The Caribbean Biodiversity Fund (CBF), as well as national conservation trust funds in participating CCI countries.
How is the CCI approach different from past approaches to marine and coastal conservation?
The CCI is the first regional marine and coastal conservancy initiative to be embraced by both Caribbean governments and private sector across the region. It provides an opportunity for increased collaboration and aggressive action in achieving regional conservation objectives.
Who is your CCI focal point?
- name:Sheldon Cohen
- title:Director of External Affairs
- dept:Caribbean Program The Nature Conservancy
About Mark Tercek
Mark Tercek is President and CEO of The Nature Conservancy -- the world’s largest conservation organization. He is the co-author of the best-seller Nature’s Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive by Investing in Nature. Before joining The Nature Conservancy six years ago, he was a Partner and Managing Director of Goldman Sachs where he worked for 24 years