The Caribbean Bio-Corridor initiative (see Box at the end of the article) sets out to channel national projects for the conservation of biodiversity, integrate them in a regional approach and support them in the long term. Establishing connectivity between nature reserves is likely to yield potential for regional cooperation, which may come about through technology transfer, through the design of training tools or the transfer of methods for environmental sustainability. Furthermore, the CBC also contributes to two Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): reducing poverty and ensuring environmental sustainability.

Reducing poverty, fostering biodiversity

In concrete terms, the work of Welthungerhilfe is geared towards putting the rural population living in biodiversity hotspots, particularly in the buffer zones of the protected areas in Haiti and Cuba, in a position to use alternative resources and innovative methods to meet their needs for food, building material and fuels, with the underlying aim of fostering biodiversity.