Haiti

Between 2001 and 2020, Haiti lost 72,116 hectares of tree cover.

Why restore in Haiti?

Forest restoration in Haiti is crucial for:

1. Natural Disaster Mitigation: Forests absorb rainfall and prevent soil erosion, reducing the impact of floods and sustaining agriculture and fisheries.

2. Biodiversity Conservation: Restoring forests in areas like the Massif de la Hotte and Massif de La Selle is essential to preserve Haiti’s unique biodiversity and provide ecosystem services.

3. Support for Local Communities: Focusing on native forests and biodiversity-friendly agroforestry systems, along with economic incentives for locals, can improve disaster resilience, agricultural productivity, and community well-being.

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How we started

In Haiti, where only 2% of the original forest remains, the stark link between poverty and deforestation is evident. Many families, driven by desperation, contribute to this cycle by selling charcoal, further harming the land.

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Where we're working

Our partner’s reforestation efforts in Haiti include:

1. Macaya Peak: Critical for water and biodiversity, with Haiti's last virgin cloud forest.

2. Grand Sud Region: Focusing on areas like Port Salut and Ile-à-Vache.

3. Coastal and Riverbank Areas: Targeting zones prone to flooding, with extensive reforestation efforts.

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Progress to date

Our partner’s program operates across 7 watersheds, with the involvement of 69 savings groups. A total of 130 families are actively participating, benefiting 972 people.