Projects in Central America
Fundacion Vida: Fundacion Hondureña de Ambiente y Desarrollo
Archives
1999
Volume 1, No. 3


This foundation's mission is to promote and contribute to conservation of the environment and natural resources, as well as ethnic and cultural heritage in the context of sustainable development in Honduras.

Some of their most important of their projects are:

  • Conservation of Natural Resources in Jeannette Kawas National Park, carried out in association with Fundación para la Protección de Lancetilla, Punta Sal y Texiguat. Their objective is to promote support from local residents and visitors for protection of the area. This is a wetland of international importance on the Ramsar list.
  • Management and protection of Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge, carried out in association with Fundación Cuero y Salado. The general objective is to restore and protect natural resources in the refuge. This is also a Ramsar site.
  • Strengthening Management of Capiro Calentura National Park and Laguna de Guaimoreto Wildlife Refuge, in association with Fundación Calentura Guaimoreto. The principal objective is to restore, conserve and protect natural resources in these areas. Laguna de Guaimoreto is a wetland of international importance for the nation and the local population due to its great biological diversity.
  • Conservation of biodiversity in Sandy Bay and West End Marine Reserve and Turtle Harbour Wildlife Refuge, carried out with the Bay Island Conservation Association. The primary objective is to protect coral reef in these two protected areas.
  • Promotion of conservation through Orgullo, carried out with the Bay Island Conservation Association. The principal objective is to generate local support for conserving the Bay Islands.

These projects develop activities to protect natural resources available for local populations. They also aim at community development, for which rural participative appraisals are conducted; promotion of agroforestry practices with producers and programs of environmental awareness and education.

For more information on the foundation's work contact them at: [email protected]

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