Honduras

  • Honduras has one of the highest rates of deforestation in the world. Since 1990, around 45% of its natural forests have disappeared. Miraculously, in 2015, still about 40% of national territory was forestland and with numerous national reserves, Honduras is trickled with hotspots of biodiversity. However, given global patterns of deforestation, food production, and climate change, these hotspots are under constant threat. Within the forestlands of the mountainous Nombre de Dios region, illegal logging and land use change for the commercial production of African palm-oil and livestock are commonplace. In addition, Honduras’ western dry corridor region is highly vulnerable to extreme weather events, including increasing temperatures and prolonged drought. Rural coffee farmers have thus been forced to move production areas to higher altitudes, clearing (often protected) forestlands and harming the country’s vital water systems in the process. 

  • This project focuses on increased productivity, diversified incomes, improved knowledge on agricultural sustainability practices, enhanced access to government mechanisms/incentives for good management of natural resources, and increased farmer resilience to climate-related shocks.


  • A personalized tree certificate to say thanks for your donation. We’ll also send you updates on our Honduras project, so you can track the impact your trees are having on the community and environment.

  • To maximize the impact of your donation, our partner will determine the most appropriate species of  tree to plant, depending on the time of year. This project primarily focuses on planting exotic hardwoods and shade-dependent cacao plants. 

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Reforestation in Honduras

Map of deforestation in HondurasEXPLORE ON GFW

WHY PLANT TREES?

Forest in Honduras

Stabilize climate

Forests are an essential part of our planet’s carbon and water cycles. A fully grown tree can release hundreds of liters of water in one day! Reforestation will improve the availability and quality of water, and help stabilize the climate of the dry corridor.

Honduras reptile frog, endangered species

Protect biodiversity

Honduras is considered the 5th biodiversity hotspot in the world, with over 1200 known species of amphibians, birds, mammals, and reptiles. Healthy forests provide habitat for rare and endangered species. 

Local community in Honduras planting trees

Empower local communities

Planting valuable hardwoods and shade-dependent cacao provides a sustainable, diversified path to economic success and independence for local communities,

Sustainable Development Goals
Sustainable Development Goal 13: Climate Action
Sustainable Development Goal 15: Life on Land
Sustainable Development Goal 8: Economic Growth

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