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Honduras is a lower-middle-income country with 51% of its population living below the national extreme poverty line, while 52% of the population lives in rural areas. Honduras’ economy is largely based on services, and 13% of the total GDP relies on agriculture.

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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…

Aerial view of the Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve in Honduras. Image: Panthera.

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

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,…

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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…