The “Conservation of Cusuco National Park and the Meredón Reserve Project” in Honduras is the latest project to be submitted to the Natural Forest Standard. The project covers an area of 55,588 hectares, has a population of ~8,727 people and is home to a number of endemic and endangered species.
The project is a collaborative project between Queen’s University Belfast, the Institute for Global Food Security, the Opwall Trust and Operation Wallacea Ltd and will be governed in cooperation with local NGOs and Honduran Governmental Departments.
Operation Wallacea have been carrying out biodiversity monitoring in the region since 2006 and the area is at risk from deforestation and degradation due to its proximity to the city of San Pedro Sula and land-use change from natural forest to coffee and cardamom plantations or agriculture pasture. The PIN can be viewed on our Project Index Page.