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Haiti’s Poverty is Directly Linked to Deforestation and Habitat Loss

May 10th, 2009 | by Amiel Blajchman

Haiti's sorrowful rank as the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere and one of the poorest in the world has been directly attributed to the degradation of Haiti's natural environment (less than 1.5% of its original tree cover remains intact) as well as a lack of governance structures, underinvestment in social capital, obstacles to private investment, and a spiraling "poverty trap"



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