THE TREELESS FORESTS OF HAITI

Publication Year:
2004
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Repository URL:
https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/la_energy_notien/173
Author(s):
NotiCen writers
Tags:
TREELESS; Haiti; Forest; Jane Regan; charcoal; firewood; charcoal sacks; Pine forest; Fonds Verettes; Jimani; Mapou; UN World Food Program; WFP; cash crops; cook food; harvesters; climatic catastrophes; reforest; UN; World Bank; alternative energy sources
article description
Once three-quarters forested, Haiti now has less than 1% tree cover. The deforestation is part of an ongoing environmental disaster that recently killed 2,700 people in Haiti and the neighboring Dominican Republic when rain rushed down treeless slopes and fatally flooded valleys.