About Tuckerman Reef

Tuckerman Reef was created as a resource for anyone with an interest in learning about efforts to conserve and restore coral reefs and the diverse species of marine life that inhabit them. The site aims to provide a concise synopsis of threats currently facing the world's coral reefs, an overview of organizations involved in coral stewardship, and promising restoration strategies and approaches. In addition, the site provides an overview of regulatory frameworks and institutions related to the protection of coral reefs in selected Caribbean countries.

About the author
Gunnar Baldwin, Jr. has had a life-long interest in marine life and began SCUBA diving when he was 16, with his first diving experiences in the icy waters of Maine. During high school, his interest in marine ecosystems was reinforced while participating as a summer student volunteer in a research study on coastal mangrove forests in Honduras. During this period he was fortunate to witness pristine, healthy coral reefs that were still unaffected by the factors that would devastate reefs around the world in the years to come. Later in his career, Gunnar studied law and received a J.D. from the University of New Hampshire School of Law (with bar admissions in New York and the District of Columbia).

Gunnar is an independent consultant with a practice in international environmental governance and sustainable development. Much of his work has focused on compliance and enforcement issues related to environmental & social impact assessment (EsIA) in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region. He has performed work on behalf of the Inter-American Development Bank, the International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE), and the Netherlands Commission for Environmental Assessment (NCEA). Gunnar is currently looking for an opportunity to join an international organization involved in building capacity for the sustainable management of the environment in the LAC region.