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Special Guest -- Fabien Cousteau

Growing up with his grandfather, revered oceanographer, Jacques Cousteau, Fabien developed a passion for the ocean environment at a young age. Diving since age four, he grasped the vital importance of the Earth’s underwater ecosystems.

Fabien’s approach to environmental stewardship reflects his firm belief that solutions to environmental challenges can respond to the realities of the market economy. In that regard, Fabien is the creator of Plant A Fish (PAF), which is a non-profit institution dedicated to “replanting” aquatic species of animals and plants in environmentally stressed areas around the world. Plant a Fish partners with local communities, schools, businesses, government agencies and other non-profits to foster actions that positively impact the natural world.

PAF’s ultimate goal is to plant, in collaboration with its partners, one billion “fish.” PAF coordinates environmental restoration initiatives in four critical areas: reestablishment of healthy oyster populations, revitalization of endangered sea turtle species, reforestation of mangrove forests, and cultivation of corals, in critical areas around the world.

The environmental economist and oceanographer is also the Co-Founder of Natural Entertainment, which produces environmental exploration and awareness programs through television and other media.

In 2006, he partnered with his father, Jean Michel Cousteau, and his sister Celine, to create the 3-year-long series for PBS, Ocean Adventures.

II Muestra de Cine Medioambiental Dominicana, 5-9 de Septiembre 2012

Recently, Fabien also became a member of the UN Millennium Project, an advisory board tasked with developing a concrete plan for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.

Fabien is also a regular contributor to NBC’s Today Show, and volunteers his time to empower youth to be champions of environmental stewardship.

In addition to his vast field experience, Fabien also has a degree in Environmental Economics from Boston University.

  • Community in Action!
    Supporting grassroots organizations and communities
    Among the goals of the DR Environmental Film Festival (DREFF), is to include and support grassroots organizations and communities, schools and young people in general.

  • Marcos Diaz
    A real Universal Community leader and spokesman for the core values of the UN Millennium Development Goals as it is the Dominican swimmer Marcos Diaz. He will meet a group of youth, who will have a swimming competition, at La Caleta. The expected goals of this activity is to offer an opportunity to youth of disadvantaged areas to interact with Marcos, and to get a better understanding for the role model that Marcos represents for Dominicans and the rest of the world, as well as a better understanding of the sea and this protected area of La Caleta.

    For more details about Marcos Diaz visit Dominican Get-Together in the Big Apple

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