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Fri 30 Mar, 2018

L’exposition « La Vie Sauvage au Macaya » se tiendra au Parc du Lunaret, Montpellier, du 11 avril au 30 juin 2018. Cette exposition sera l’occasion pour le public de découvrir en images l’incroyable biodiversité du Parc de Macaya, un des points chauds de la biodiversité mondiale.

A photographic adventure in the Pic Macaya National Park
by René Durocher

René Durocher presents an exhibition on wildlife at Pic Macaya National Park in Haiti, to be held from April 11 to June 30, 2018. A series of conferences open to all offers the opportunity to meet Haitian photographer and naturalist René Durocher:

– Monday April 09th from 11:00am to 12:00am, Conference room at the research institute of Tour du Valat, through the Association Friends of Tour du Valat (
– Tuesday April 10th from 05:30pm to 07:00pm, at Faculté des Sciences de Montpellier, via le Salon de l’Écologie (

The Pic Macaya National Park is right in the middle of the Massif de la Hotte. It covers more than 8,000 hectares, and its highest point is Macaya Peak (2347 meters or 7,700 feet). Haiti’s last primary forest is located here, and it was declared a world biosphere reserve by UNESCO on 18 March 2016.

Its contrasting relief, with considerable variations in altitude, is responsible for its tropical wet and dry climate.
The precipitation, which ranges from 3 to 6 m per year, feeds the seven main rivers in the Tiburon Peninsula in southwest Haiti. This natural water tower provides water to 30 communes in two Departments in southern Haiti (Grand’Anse and Nippes).

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