We are a private, non-profit organization based in Haiti and created to save the rich biodiversity of the country from going extinct.
Yes, HNT is a Haitian organization, with an office and staff in Petionville. It has close ties with the Haitian government, especially the ministries of agriculture and environment, and with established non-profit organizations such as the Audubon Society of Haiti.
We use scientific methods and research to identify the last remaining hot spots, acquire the land, and implement protective measures. HNT encourages scientific research on Haitian species, to learn more about their ecology, evolution, taxonomy, and threats to their extinction.
This is the most ambitious conservation project yet conceived for Haiti. It will cost many millions of dollars to identify, purchase, and protect the last hotspots of biodiversity in Haiti.
In any country, protecting biodiversity is always a challenge, especially with limited resources. We work closely with the Ministry of Environment and the National Parks of Haiti to assist with protection in the two established national parks (La Visite and Macaya), and extend those efforts to other parts of Haiti. In the end, whether a protected area is a Haitian National Park or a Haiti National Trust Park will not matter as long as it is effective in protecting biodiversity.
Yes, we have posted fact sheets on Grand Bois and Grande Colline providing details of trails and species encountered in the scientific exploration of these areas. Fact sheets for other hot spots will be posted as they are completed.
Yes, we have an endowment established in the United States with our non-profit partner Global Wildlife Conservation, which is registered as a 501(c)(3) organization.
100% of your donation, aside from the normal fund management fees, will go to the Haiti National Trust and be used to support its goals.
Like other trust funds, the Haiti National Trust has a board of trustees which oversees how the funds are spent to ensure that they are spent in the best and most effective manner.