28 Haitians arrested in the Dominican Republic for cutting down trees in a National Park

Environment / Deforestation -- 28 undocumented Haitians were arrested in the Dominican Republic for "conuquismo", the practice of burning of forests in order to make charcoal.

PHOTO: Haitians arrested in the Domincian Republic
PHOTO: Haitians arrested in the Domincian Republic

These Haitians were caught cutting down trees at the Los Haitises National Park, a national park located on the remote northeast coast of the Dominican Republic.


Charbon - Charcoal Making in Haiti

So not there's not enough trees left in Haiti to burn down and make charcoal/chabon, Haitians are crossing the border to cut down the neigbor's trees to make chabon for sale in Haiti.


Deforestation in Haiti: A horse loaded with charcoal going to market

They were picked up by the The National Environmental Protection Service (SENPA) for a clear violation of Dominican law on Environment and Natural Resources.

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Raphael says...

Sèl aktivite sa yo ka fè?

Sèl Ayiti ki savann.

Vagabon

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Michel says...

Yo anvi fè sendomeng vin menm ak ayiti, se pou yo bat yo byen

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