TerraData in Haiti for a rapid assessment of mangrove degradation. [VIDEO]

Natural ecosystems, such as mangroves, which plays a key role in the cycling of carbon and nutrients in coastal areas, are not immune to the adverse effects of climate change. The mangrove is of paramount importance both economically and ecologically, and represents one of the most productive ecosystems.

In the South Department of Haiti, specifically in the commune of Aquin, rampant cutting of mangroves, which are a natural defense barrier for the area, endangering the population of the neighboring coastal towns.

The situation is alarming and to remedy the situation the Haitian Government, together with the CATIE and European Union (UE) is implementing a project to rehabilitate the mangroves of the city of Aquin.

Here the introduction video of the rehabilitation program coordinated by the CATIE.


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