Honduras is a country of remarkable beauty, rich cultural heritage and abundant biodiversity, with more than 6,000 plant species, 700 bird spicies, 250 reptile and amphibian species, and 110 mammal species nestled in its borders.
Yet, deforestation poses a significant threat to this beautiful country. Fires, urban sprawl, invasive species, illegal logging and disease-carrying pine beetles have decimated 1.26 million hectares of rainforest, dry tropical forests and tropical mountain systems in just two decades.
Here at More Trees, our trusted planting partner works alongside local NGO’s to reverse this devastating situation.
Site coordinates: 15°37’15.47”S, 46°26’22.70”E
Planting partner: Eden Reforestation Project
Forest type: Mangrove (Avicennia marina, Rhizophora mucronata, Ceriops tagal, and Bruguiera gymnorrhiza)
Total forest size: 5,500 Hectares
Key species: East African sandalwood, and African pencil cedar and African olive
Keep an eye out for: Aardvark, leopards and the spotted hyena
Working together with the local Las Manzanas community, our partners are restoring and conserving more than 12,000 hectares of forest, planting native trees and implementing measures to protect existing flora and fauna against future harm.
Their work will directly help replenish the Las Jagüillas watershed, protect local biodiversity and provide sustainable livelihoods, while empowering local communities to become true protectors of their environment and champions for a brighter future.