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Haiti to Save National Parks

PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 7:54 am
by KarenS
Port-au-Prince, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) The Haitian minister of Environment, Claude Germain, announced plans for the recovery of several areas that include the national parks of La Visite and Macaya, and Foret des Pins, which are Biosphere reserves.

Also part of the rescue plans is an integrated project that includes creation of facilities for profitable activities that would benefit farmers in different regions.

The minister added they will concentrate on improving the habitat to increase activities of ecotourism.

Presiding over a ceremony of symbolic commencement by 30 forest rangers in La Visite, he explained that he expects that 850 square kilometers of forests can be recovered in the next 12 months.

The habitat of Haitian nature includes over 1,500 species of plants, 36 percent endemic.

The Macaya National Park protects 141 orchid species, 102 fern varieties and 49 grasses. These latter are very popular among the population for their medicinal properties.

PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2008 10:24 am
by jsparrow67
Well, that's excellent to hear. Too many rustic and natural places are getting torn apart in favor of the metropolis. It's sick.