Protecting beaches and rainforest in Honduras

by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)


Representing several thousand inhabitants of the Honduran Mosquitia, MOPAWI works to protect habitats ranging from coastal beaches to pine savanna and primary rainforest.
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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.


The project promotes organic production of cacao, eco-tourism development, and responsible forest management.

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


MOPAWI gains international recognition
MOPWAI gains technical committee's recognition
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Organization Information

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

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Thanks to 1 donor like you, a total of $25 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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