International Environment Day

For this years observance of International Environment Day the United Nations is focusing on the plight of forests world wide. In Haiti, there remains less than one per cent tree cover. Most deforestation is caused Haitian’s need for land to farm, wood to build with and charcoal to cook with. The result has left immense tracks of land bare to the elements and has hastened massive soil erosion and increased land slides and flash flooding.
Photo Logan Abassi UN/MINUSTAH