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Haitian Students Breathe New Life into Depleted Pine Forest | by United Nations Photo
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Haitian Students Breathe New Life into Depleted Pine Forest

To commemorate International Environment Day (annually 5 June) hundreds of Haitian students take part in a massive tree-planting campaign at a pine forest, one of Haiti’s last, four hours drive from Port-au-Prince. The once-great forest has been depleted for charcoal production and to make room for farm land.

A young girl carries her seedling to where it will be planted.

Photo ID 477343. 17/06/2011. Haiti. UN Photo/Logan Abassi. www.unmultimedia.org/photo/

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Taken on June 17, 2011