The area of Jarry, in the town of Baie-Mahault, has become an economic engine in Guadeloupe. However, this economic development has been detrimental to the environment. From 800 hectares in the 1950’s, the swamp forest has now shrunk to 200. When the town was built, no attention was paid to the mangrove or the swamp forest. Moreover, the area holds great significance, since it was a refuge for former slaves, not to mention that it was used by the Arawak tribe for agriculture.
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- development, environment, mangrove, sustainability