Meet our new Caribbean Regional Director!

Island Conservation selects Boris Fabres to advance its conservation initiatives in the Caribbean.

Island Conservation is pleased to announce Boris Fabres as our new Caribbean Regional Director.
 
Boris brings to Island Conservation a valuable combination of conservation work from a national level balanced with on-the-ground implementation. Boris worked in Ministries in Trinidad and Tobago, responsible for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. He was later based in St. Vincent and the Grenadines as a Senior Biologist, where he led coastal assessment and management projects in 12 countries while working with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).  He has also participated on management boards of Caribbean institutes. As Network Coordinator and Senior Scientist with the WorldFish Center in the Philippines, Boris managed regional offices and conservation teams in the Caribbean, Pacific islands, Asia and Africa. Since 2005, he has been working in Vietnam advising and training a local NGO to build conservation programs in protected areas and islands.
 
Through these positions, Boris has initiated and managed field programs of data collection and threat assessment, formed strong partnerships with private sector organizations, worked with community and government partners to develop conservation and management solutions, and helped inform policy and strengthen local capacity where needed. He has successfully managed the development of national and global innovative information systems for biodiversity conservation and management of living resources.
 
“Boris brings to Island Conservation a long and impressive track record of conservation, NGO experience and, as a native of Trinidad and Tobago, great cultural awareness and sensitivity to the social, economic and cultural values of the region. These characteristics make him the ideal person to lead the way creating real impact to save island species from extinction in the Caribbean,” points out Bill Waldman, Executive Director of Island Conservation.
 
Boris received his Bachelor’s Degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada and his Master’s Degree from Florida State University, in Tallahassee, Florida. He relocated from Vietnam in April 2011 to establish and build Island Conservation’s regional office in the Caribbean. To accomplish this, Boris will work with local partners to build capacity and conduct conservation operations in order to protect the highly bio-diverse and threatened Caribbean.

About Island Conservation

Island Conservation prevents extinctions by removing invasive species from islands. To date, we have successfully restored 64 islands worldwide, benefiting 1195 populations of 487 species and subspecies. Working together with local communities, government management agencies, and conservation organizations, we select islands that have the greatest potential for preventing the extinction of globally threatened species.

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