Gallery: Poverty-Stricken Haiti to Plant Millions of Trees, Aims to Dou...

 

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Haiti’s hills were once lined with lush greenery – but now it’s 98 percent bereft of plant coverage, making it one of the least forested nations on earth. To address the issue the government just promised to plant as many as 50 million trees a year in order to double coverage from two percent to just over four percent by 2016, The Guardian reports. In addition to restoring some of the forests clear cut for colonial plantations and felled for cooking fuel, the move is expected to reduce poverty and improve quality of life for millions of residents.

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