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°02’05.9” N, 86°44’52.4”W
Planting partner: Eden Reforestation Projects
Management: Honduran Institute for Forest Conservation and Development and local NGO
Forest type: Native (Pinus oocarpa)
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.
By planting trees in Honduras we’re helping support 10 of the 17 UN SDG’s:
Hiring community members to reforest mangroves
Providing communities with the means to purchase and grow food
Providing meaningul work and supportive communities
Providing women and men with work and the means to support themselves
Creating jobs and opportunities to boost the area
Lifting people out of poverty and allowing them to earn a living
Planting trees that will go on to sequester CO2 in the future
Providing water filtration, improving habitats and regulating rainfall
Reducing flooding, providing habitats and improving soil quality
Working together to support sustainable development for our planet
By planting trees in Kenya we’re helping support 10 of the 17 UN SDGs: