Conservation efforts focus on coastlines in N. Haiti
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Only little fish are pulled from the coastal waters off Haiti. Over the decades, impoverished Haiti has gained a reputation as an environmental wasteland. The country has only about 2 to 3 percent of its original forest cover, most of it lost because trees were cut down to make charcoal for cooking fuel. Its waters are severely overfished, leaving only small, young fish to catch. Coral reefs are clogged with silt washing into the sea from denuded hills.
Conservation efforts focus on coastlines in N. Haiti. (2015, June 9). Panay News, p. 14.
Coastal zone management; Coastal waters; Overfishing; Fishers; Community fishing; Artisanal fishing; Silt; Coral reefs; Mangrove restoration; Spawning grounds; Marine parks; Environmental legislation; Marine ecology; Fishery economics; Livelihoods; Trade; Environmental protection; Nature conservation; Foundation for the Protection of Marine Biodiversity; Carbon Roots International; Disarme, Wilfred; Wiener, Jean; Atis, Maxene
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