La Selle (Haiti)

La Selle, Haiti, is the country’s first biosphere reserve. The area includes a large number of different ecosystems (mountain, plain, tropical dry forest and coastal ecosystems) and protected areas like La Visite or Forêt-des-pins (with the endemic species, Pinus occidentalis).  It is located in the ecological continuum of the Jaragua-Bahoruco-Enrique Biosphere Reserve of the Dominican Republic and contributes to the Caribbean Biological Corridor as an example of collaboration among countries.  Four percent of the Haitian population lives in the biosphere reserve and the main economic activities are agroforestry, fishery, tourism, and handicraft industry.

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