Equipment delivered to the Surveillance Corps of Parc La Visite

Parc la Visite 1 Equipment delivered to the Surveillance Corps of Parc La Visite

 On Tuesday, August 27, 2013, the Feed the Future West/WINNER project handed over equipment to the Environmental Surveillance Corps of Parc La Visite, one of the few forest reserves in Haiti.

 This ceremony took place at the Park in the presence of Frantz Magelan Pierre-Louis, General Secretary of South East Delegation, Arcène Baptiste, South East Departmental Director for the Ministry of Environment, Captain Tacite Toussaint, Environmental Surveillance Corps Director, James Woolley, USAID representative, Jean Robert Estimé and Mario Kerby, respectively Director and Deputy Director of FTF West/WINNER.

 

Parc la Visite 2 The donation from the U.S. Government to the Ministry of Environment includes a 4-seat Polaris, GPS devices, fireproof suits, digital cameras, and mountain bikes, among others.

In his speech, the representative of the Ministry of Environment, Captain Tacite Toussaint, expressed the Ministry’s gratitude toward USAID who equipped the Environmental Surveillance Corps with materials which will enable it to carry out its mission: "This support from USAID, through the FTF West/WINNER project will increase the efficiency of the Surveillance Corps in the Park, and will allow the Ministry to deal with many challenges." Captain Toussaint calls for understanding and cooperation of the people of Seguin to allow agents to do their job.

Parc la Visite 3Parc La Visite is an area rich in biodiversity and it must be protected at any cost, according to Mario Kerby, Deputy Director of Feed the Future West/WINNER. He added that "one of the tasks of the project is to support institutions in watershed governance.” James Woolley highlighted the commitment of USAID to support the Ministry of Environment in watershed protection: "Today's action takes place in this context since degradation of watersheds is a permanent threat to downstream populations.”

 Parc La Visite now extends over 11,000 hectares pursuant to the Government Executive Order of 2013, and it is rich in natural resources including 114 endemic plant species, 50 bird species identified in January 2006 including 14 endemic and 12 migratory species, and twenty butterfly species.

 

On Tuesday, August 27, 2013, the Feed the Future West/WINNER project handed over equipment to the Environmental Surveillance Corps of Parc La Visite, one of the few forest reserves in Haiti.

This ceremony took place at the Park in the presence of Frantz Magelan Pierre-Louis, General Secretary of South East Delegation, Arcène Baptiste, South East Departmental Director for the Ministry of Environment, Captain Tacite Toussaint, Environmental Surveillance Corps Director, James Woolley, USAID representative, Jean Robert Estimé and Mario Kerby, respectively Director and Deputy Director of FTF West/WINNER.

The donation from the U.S. Government to the Ministry of Environment includes a 4-seat Polaris, GPS devices, fireproof suits, digital cameras, and mountain bikes, among others.

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In his speech, the representative of the Ministry of Environment, Captain Tacite Toussaint, expressed the Ministry’s gratitude toward USAID who equipped the Environmental Surveillance Corps with materials which will enable it to carry out its mission: "This support from USAID, through the FTF West/WINNER project will increase the efficiency of the Surveillance Corps in the Park, and will allow the Ministry to deal with many challenges." Captain Toussaint calls for understanding and cooperation of the people of Seguin to allow agents to do their job.