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Surveying Grand Bois National Park from a mountain vantage point. Image by Eladio M. Fernandez
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Amid conflict and chaos, a reforestation project of HNT surges ahead in Haiti

Haiti is in profound crisis again. The Caribbean nation, occupying the western third of the island of Hispaniola is suffering from an escalating bout of political instability, following the assassination of Prime Minister Jovenel Moïse in 2021; just last month, another prominent politician, Eric Jean Baptiste, was shot dead. Add to that an expanding cholera...

November 15, 2022November 15, 2022 in News
Hired local community members planting native plants in Grand Bois National Park. (Photo by Wilson Jean, Haiti National Trust)
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Haiti National Trust hires local community members to plant native species to restore Grand Bois National Park shrinking forests

In a moment in history for Haiti marred by social and political upheaval and sustained environmental disasters, Re:wild partner Haiti National Trust (HNT) is highlighting a small win that has been helping bring some stability and hope to local communities in and around Grand Bois National Park. To combat deforestation in the park and with...

October 26, 2022October 26, 2022 in News
German funding from Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund helps protect Grand Bois National Park
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German funding from Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund helps protect Grand Bois National Park

As part of a grant initiated in October 2020, the German aid organization Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund (ASB) is supporting the efforts of Haiti National Trust (HNT) to protect the forests, biodiversity, and livelihoods of the residents on Grand Bois mountain in southwestern Haiti. We are working alongside the Haitian non-governmental organization FEODITI (Federation of Development Organizations of...

Meet our new executive director
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Meet our new executive director

Today, we are excited to welcome Ms. Anne-Isabelle Bonifassi as the new executive director of Haiti National Trust. Anne-Isabelle, who has an MBA and is fluent in Haitian Creole, French, and English, joins us with two decades of experience in the Haitian business world, especially in operational management. Her educational background in biology and agronomy...

December 15, 2020October 19, 2022 in News
Haiti National Trust Makes Declaration of Forest Rights on World Environment Day 2020
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Haiti National Trust Makes Declaration of Forest Rights on World Environment Day 2020

(Spanish and French version below) Preamble Considering that the life that appeared on our planet billions of years ago is one and indivisible. Considering that all organisms and living beings have a common origin and have become differentiated in the course of evolution. Considering that any organism or living being has natural rights and that...