Muskitia Landscape Protection
CO2 Emissions+60,000 tCO2/year
Beneficiaries8 indigenous communities
The project is located in the Muskitia region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a key area of global biodiversity. Unfortunately, this region is strongly threatened by cattle breeding; there are also few sources of income in the region and poverty is widespread among local populations, who still live in extremely precarious conditions.
The project, through a strong collaboration with indigenous communities in the area, has the main objective of avoiding deforestation and protecting local ecosystems while providing new income opportunities for communities, thus improving their livelihoods and living conditions.
In particular, the women and children of the 8 indigenous communities involved are offered training aimed at developing new sustainable business initiatives such as cocoa production, beekeeping, fishing and making handicrafts. These new initiatives will contribute to the conservation of Honduras’ priceless cultural and natural heritage.
- Drastic reduction of emissions and concrete contribution to climate change mitigation;
- Reduction of forest degradation and deforestation;
- Preservation of local biodiversity, including the marine ecosystem;
- Fighting local poverty through new manufacturing initiatives;
- Women's empowerment and reducing inequality;
Social and economic benefits