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Austin Haeberle
  • Maplewood, NJ
  • United States
  • Austin
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What is your name?
What is your job title?
Freelance Environmental Reporter
What organisation do you work for?
United Nations Television
What aspects of biodiversity are you most interested in?
Access and benefit sharing, Agriculture, Biodiversity targets, CBD negotiations, Communicating biodiversity, Climate change, Ecosystem services, Endangered species, Faith and biodiversity, Forests, Oceans, Poverty and biodiversity, Protected areas, Trade and biodiversity, Traditional knowledge, Urban biodiversity, Wetlands
What languages do you speak?
English, Spanish
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Austin is a Peabody award-winning filmmaker and educator. In Guatemala, he produced films for international human rights and development organizations such as Doctors without Borders, Habitat for Humanity and the United Nations. He was also the Creative Director at the New York City-based Listen Up! Youth Media Network. At Listen Up! he produced “The Way We See It: Youth Speak Out on Education” (PBS & Annenberg Channel). In 2007 he won a George Foster Peabody Award for “Beyond Borders: Personal Stories from a Small Planet” (Independent Film Channel/IFC). He is currently producing “Beyond Green,” which asks youth in nine countries to examine how they interact with their environment and if there’s a better way to achieve sustainability. For United Nations Television (UNTV) Austin produced “Green or Gold” a report on the Crucitas Gold mine in Costa Rica. At the United Nations Mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica Austin designed and c0-taught “Making a Difference in Climate Change.” During the course Austin facilitated discussions on mainstream media coverage of climate change as well as provided training in new media and film production.

Austin Haeberle's Blog

Monteverde, Costa Rica: 60 Years Later...

On April 19th, 1951 a small group of Quakers from Fairhope, Alabama (USA) arrived in a Costa Rican cloud forest – a place they would call “Monteverde,” or the “Green Mountain.” For decades the Quakers lived a simple life farming and producing cheese. During this time only a handful of scientists…


Posted on April 11, 2011 at 14:00

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