Representing several thousand inhabitants of the Honduran Mosquitia, MOPAWI works to protect habitats ranging from coastal beaches to pine savanna and primary rainforest.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
A key outcome of MOPAWI's work has been the recognition of community land rights, including a 40 year agreement on 68,000 hectares of broadleaf and pine forest. MOPAWI has also been able to protect some 230,000 hectares of Tawahka ancestral territories through declaration of the Tawahka Biosphere Reserve.
How will this project solve this problem?
The project promotes organic production of cacao, eco-tourism development, and responsible forest management.
Potential Long Term Impact
The project promotes sustainable income generating activities that allow communities to emerge from poverty without imperiling the species with which they coexist.
Total Funding Received to Date: $25
Funding Policy: subsidized/guaranteed
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $25 as of Jun 9, 2004. The original project funding goal was $33,000.