Haiti is closer to losing its rich biodiversity than almost any other country in the world, expert says

Read this... By the year 2035 more than half Haiti's species will be wiped out. Haiti is closer to losing its rich biodiversity than almost any other country in the world, says Temple University scientist Blair Hedges.

Deforestation in Haiti - View of Haiti's deforested mountains near Los Cacaos, Plateau Central Haiti
Deforestation in Haiti - View of Haiti's deforested mountains near Los Cacaos, Plateau Central Haiti

"Haiti is in the middle of a mass extinction," he said, "and it's already lost a large number of species because entire areas where unique species exist are no longer present."


Charbon - Charcoal Making in Haiti

Haiti has lost almost all its virgin forests. Using NASA satellite imagery to analyze the landscape, Hedges and his colleagues found the country has only about one percent of its primary forest left, as people have been cutting down trees to farm and to make charcoal for cooking.

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Allen says...

we don't need no one from another country telling us what's going on in Haiti we need Haitians to tell us what's going on we have scientists and chemists by

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Patrick Princivil says...

Si sé pou mwen, tout Ayiti té mèt disparèt ak tout palman an, ak tout enstitisyon léta yo, ak tout PHTK, ak tout Lavalas, ak tout pitit Déssaline, ak tout Duvalieris yo etc...

Ak tout sak ladan

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Ralph Germain says...

Alors, on dira Merci aux differents organismes de develolpement, aux dirigeants de nos ministeres de l' Agriculture, de l' Environment, de la Planification ...qui n' ont eu pour programmes de developpement ou de conservation que l'incompetence, l'incoherence, le

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