The theme for this year's Earth Day — Trees for the Earth — holds significance for people and species in the biodiversity hotspots.
With only 2 percent of its original forest cover remaining,
Haiti provides a prime example of
the consequences of not protecting forests: soil degradation, erosion, flooding, increased pressure on wildlife, and more.
Fortunately, CEPF grantees have stepped up to the challenge.
A few major accomplishments include:
- 10,000 red mangrove trees (Rhizophora mangle) grown
- 227 hectares reforested with native species and 247 hectares of existing broadleaf forest protected in the Unit 2 Pine Forest Natural National Park