Tet Ansanm: working with "Heads Together" in Haitian reforestation
Haiti's area of forest cover has dropped from 80% to less than 2% since the arrival of foreign influence in 1492. Yet, Haitians remain closely intertwined with the environment, depending on trees for food, shade, building materials, medicine, and protection against hurricanes. Organizations have attempted to reforest Haiti, but 50 years of planting has provided only temporary tree cover. From lack of sustainable outcomes, conservation professionals now cite the need for cultural knowledge and Haitian input. Qualitative research near Anse Rouge, Haiti has harnessed aspects from different knowledge ...
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