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The Effects of Poverty on the Environment

Saintéus Jean Edner


Geographic focus: Haiti / Port-au-Prince

Date completed: 2002

Poverty is one of the principal causes of environmental degradation.  Saintéus Jean Edner, a student from Port-au-Prince, examined the direct and indirect effects of poverty on Haiti’s natural environment. He recommended public awareness campaigns, reforestation, and initiatives designed to reduce poverty.

Topics / keywords: Poverty; Pollution

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