Port-au-Prince, Saturday, May 23, 2020 ((rezonodwes.com)) – The year 2020 marks the 27th anniversary of the entry into force of the Convention on Biological Diversity, which allows the various actors involved in the conservation of natural resources to share their vision on the management of this common heritage which is biodiversity.
The Ministry of Culture and Communication (MCC) wishes, on May 22, a date dedicated to World Day of Biological Diversity, raise awareness of the importance of all forms of life including the wide range of plants, animals and microorganisms found in the spaces of the national heritage sites of Haiti – such as the National Historic Park-Citadel, Sans-Souci, Ramiers (PNH-CSSR) classified World Heritage in 1982 by UNESCO, the Parc National des Forts Jacques et Alexandre and all our natural sites and protected areas classified in the register cultural heritage and which offer a large number of goods and services to the community.
The Ministry of Culture and Communication (MCC), through the Heritage Preservation and Support to the Tourism Sector Project (PAST), undertook an inventory of flora and fauna within the PNH-CSSR, the flagship of which is the Citadel of King Henry in Cap-Haitien, department of Nord.
The theme “Our solutions are in nature” is a call to action to combat the accelerating loss of species and the degradation of the natural world. It emphasizes solidarity and a commitment to preserve and conserve species and ecosystems for the sustainable management and use of biological resources. The unprecedented scale of the health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic reminds us of the complexity and fragility of the link that unites man with his environment. We must protect nature, adopting new behaviors related to waste management, developing a commitment to rebuild better, just as we must take care of ourselves in these difficult times. Protecting biodiversity means preserving nature, therefore preserving people and health.
The Ministry of Culture and Communication invites the population, in general, bearers of traditions, heritage organizations and businesses, agents of public administration and local and regional authorities to keep in mind that culture is above all “sharing and giving of oneself”, that heritage – cultural, natural, biodiversity – finds its true meaning in the donation and that the responsibility for its conservation lies with everyone and that beyond our traditions, our monuments, our natural sites, our protected areas, there will always be “Haiti” our greatest cultural heritage to safeguard for future generations .