Senior Director, Caribbean
Daniel Whittle directs EDF’s work to advance conservation of marine and coastal ecosystems in Cuba, and to accelerate efforts to build a more resilient electric system in Puerto Rico. He works with Cuban scientists, lawyers, resource managers and communities to identify and implement collaborative strategies for fisheries management, coral reef conservation, and sustainable coastal development in Cuba and the region.
J.D., University of Colorado.
BA, economics and German, Vanderbilt University.
Adjunct Law Professor of Environmental Law, Wake Forest University Law School (2002); Senior Policy Advisor, North Carolina Department of Environment, Health and Natural Resources (1995-1997); Associate Attorney, Van Ness, Feldman & Curtis, P.C. (1991-1993).
- Immediate past chair of the NC Conservation Network; Environmental Law Section Council, NC Bar Association; Limited Access Privilege Program Workgroup, South Atlantic Fishery Management Council
- Author of articles on coastal and marine resources conservation, forest management, water quality, Cuban environmental and policy and other issues
- Co-Author, Protecting Cuba’s Environment: Efforts to Design and Implement Effective Environmental Laws and Policies in Cuba (Cuban Studies, Fall 2006).
- Co-author, International Tourism and Protection of Cuba’s Coastal and Marine Environments (Tulane University Law School, Spring 2003)
- Contributor to Eye of the Storm: Essays in the Aftermath (Coastal Carolina Press, 2000).
Cuba's shark conservation plan: A scientific move at the right time
October 21, 2015
U.S.-Cuba ocean agreement: A breakthrough for marine science, protection
October 6, 2015
A first for Shark Week and marine research in Cuba
July 7, 2015
U.S.-Cuba relations put oceans at intersection of history and opportunity
December 23, 2014
Cuba’s fishing communities fight hardships with sustainable practices
November 6, 2013
Cuba's fishing communities fight hardships with sustainable practices
November 6, 2013
Cuba: Reconnecting with an Old Friend
April 23, 2013
What Happens in Cuba Doesn't Stay in Cuba
March 14, 2013