ECO Caraïbes is managed by Chloë Mariën, a young multicultural biologist with an enterprising and determined personality.

DCIM100GOPROAfter her Master in Biology, she went travelling around the world. During these travels she participated in many different projects in order to contribute to scientific field studies and the conservation of endangered species. She has participated in research and conservation projects in Arizona, the Bahamas, Brazil, the Dominican Republic and Mongolia. It is during one of these trips that she discovered Guadeloupe, where as an eco-volunteer for the Marine Sea Turtle Network of Guadeloupe, with the association KapNatirel, she worked on egg laying follow-up and hatching. This made her come back to the island, where she ended up settling down thanks to a job at the Comité Régional Guadeloupe de la Fédération Française d’Etudes et de Sports Sous-Marin (CoRéGua FFESSM), i.e. the Regional Committee for Guadeloupe of the French Federation of Submarine Studies and Sports. From 2007 until end 2009 Chloë was in charge of all environmental missions of the association, which were organized within the framework of the IFRECOR program (French corral reef protection program) and in collaboration with the French regional environment administration (the DEAL, formerly the DIREN). Beside those missions she was also in charge of communication at the CoReGua FFESSM.

As a result of Chloë’s experience, she currently speaks several languages of the Caribbean: French, English, Dutch and some Guadeloupian Creole. She also speaks a bit of Italian and understands Spanish.

Chloë Mariën has now created her own business: E.C.O. Caraïbes (Environment Communication Organization in the Caribbean) based in Bouillante in Guadeloupe. Through E.C.O. Caraïbes, Chloë is trying to use her environmental, organizational and communication skills, acquired during her several years of experience, for the benefit of an organization or a company involved in a more ecological policy, increasing sustainable development and the use of renewable resources.

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