Port of Spain, September 2, 2020 – The Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) welcomes Dr Howard Nelson as the new Chair of its Board of Directors. Elected at CANARI’s Annual General Meeting held in August 2020, he confirmed the Institute’s commitment to being part of the COVID-19 recovery in the Caribbean.
Dr Howard Nelson has served on CANARI’s Board for the past five years. In stepping into this new role, he expressed that, “It’s a real honour to serve as Chair for this organisation that has done so much for conservation and human development in the Caribbean over the past 30 years. As our Caribbean community struggles with COVID-19, climate change and the biodiversity crisis, it will be organisations like CANARI that will help us find a uniquely Caribbean solution to these challenges.”
Howard is a Trinbagonian wildlife biologist and forester, who has worked in the Caribbean for 32 years in roles for government, academia, inter-governmental agencies and non-profit organisations such as CANARI, BirdsCaribbean and the Asa Wright Nature Centre.