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Honduras

The Parks in Peril Program (PiP) has focused its Honduran efforts in the area in Central America known as the Mosquitia. The Mosquitia, covering the northeastern portions of Honduras and Nicaragua, is known for its outstanding biodiversity. The area is defined by four ecoregions, including the most extensive and least degraded extension of mangroves in Central America, the only global example of Miskito pine forest, and the largest continuous tract of Central American moist forest in the region. Due to its remoteness and inaccessibly, Mosquitia was undisturbed for many years.  In recent years, however, the area has seen increasing land acquisition pressures and exploitation of natural resources.

Rio Platano

A dugout canoe tour, one form of sustainable ecotourism used in the Río Plátano region.
© Angela Martin

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Deforestation in Honduras continues at a rate of 1,170 square miles per year. At this rate Honduras will be completely deforested within 20 years.

Honduras Partner Organizations

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Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve 

Río Plátano is part of the Honduran Mosquitia and the larger 2 million hectare Mesoamerican Biological Corridor. Learn more...