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.
Please note: Only one e-gift will be processed per order.