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According to some theories, Honduras owes its name to the honduras (depths) of its Caribbean coast, which allowed ships to approach the shore without anchoring, and its navigators to reach on foot the second largest country in Central America. Its 112,490 km2 occupy mountains, valleys and jungles and are bounded by the Caribbean Sea to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south. The second largest coral reef in the world runs through Honduras.
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11,189,000 ha
5,572.2 USD

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Honduras se declara libre de minería a cielo abierto y cancelará concesiones

1 March 2022

(AFP) El gobierno hondureño de Xiomara Castro declaró al país "libre de minería a cielo abierto" y anunció la "cancelación" de las licencias, permisos y concesiones, hecho celebrado por ambientalistas y que pone en jaque a la industria.   "Se declara todo el territorio hondureño libre de minería a…

Honduras: carretera ilegal para ganado y drogas pone en peligro Reserva de la Biosfera del Río Plátano

4 June 2021

La biosfera del Río Plátano comienza a lo largo de la costa noreste de Honduras y se extiende al sur hacia el interior de las densas selvas tropicales. El río Plátano, nombrado Patrimonio de la Humanidad por la UNESCO en 1982, es uno de los ecosistemas más impresionantes del planeta. Los ríos…

Second indigenous activist killed in Honduras in past week

30 December 2020

Adan Medina, a vocal activist in disputes with loggers and landowners, was shot and killed by a group of men An indigenous leader and activist was killed in northern Honduras, officials said on Wednesday, the second such murder in the Central American country in less than a week. Adan Medina, 46,…

Honduras has 19 watersheds composed of 45 rivers. As of 2017 there were 34 hydroelectric power plants in the country. Megaprojects for the construction of hydroelectric dams receive river concessions and are financed by foreign capital. 

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Nemonte Nenquimo with Waorani Elders

Indigenous knowledge and stewardship can mitigate climate change and preserve culture

25 October 2022

Land and Climate Conversations From Nov. 6-18, the world gathers in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, for the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27), to discuss the global climate change agenda. While we are hopeful that these high-level conversations will result in meaningful progress toward…

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Prindex - Perceptions of tenure security

Webinar: An introduction to Prindex, 28 November

Around the world, insecure property rights prevent families from feeling confident about the future, businesses from investing, and communities from becoming more productive. Hundreds of millions of us lack property security. This makes the world poorer, less free, and less just. There is a growing…