Tegucigalpa. Honduras Restoration of 295,000 hectares of protected areas with a project of approximately $10 million funded by the Fund The global environment with the support of the United Nations (HIM-HER-IT).
Everything will be accomplished through the Recover programme, which is funded by more than $9.8 million from the Global Environment Facility, and will be managed by the United Nations Development Program and the Food and Agriculture Organization.
help from HIM-HER-IT Embodied in an agreement signed by the owner Natural Resources and Environment Secretariat (MiAmbiente), Liam Rivera, and resident representative for United Nations Development Programme (PNUD), Richard Barath.
The document was also initialed by the Honduran Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs International cooperation and promotionKaren Njaro, actor Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Dennis Latimer.
In the next seven years, Barratt said, Recover aims to “restore, protect and conserve” 295,000 hectares of forest, which represents a third of its commitments. Honduras with the Paris Climate Agreement.
He noted that the project, which is equivalent to about 70,000 football fields, will directly benefit 26,000 people in the country’s Caribbean province of Atlantida.
What is Recover. He added that the UNDP will support “green” economic development models in agriculture, forestry, fishing and tourism, among others.
Barrat noted that Honduras contributes only marginally to greenhouse gas emissions at 0.01%, but is the country “most vulnerable to natural disasters.”
He added that the recovery project would bring “many direct benefits” and lead to a “multiplier effect” in the Central American country. The program will run in Janet Coas National ParkWildlife Sanctuary skins and saltyand Pico Bonito National Park, among others, threatened by population growth, subsistence needs and intensive productive sectors, according to the authorities.
representative FAO employment Honduras He pointed out that the program is “very ambitious” and seeks to contribute a “grain of sand” for a period of seven years to preserve Biodiversity Atlantis.
The project has “several components that are very important in restoring degraded soils, connecting protected areas and protecting land Biodiversity in national parks. Latimer said the initiative seeks to make the livelihoods of about 26,000 people “more sustainable” and can be implemented “in an environmentally sustainable and friendly manner.”
“As a country, we have to be able to move forward in preserving our natural resources, and this project will support a large part to achieve these goals,” he said.
As part of the programme, FAO He said he will work with associations and communities in the livestock sector to rehabilitate systems that have deteriorated due to poor agricultural practices. For its part, owner MiAmbiente She said Honduras It has “great natural wealth” in protected areas, but it is also “highly vulnerable” to the effects of climate change due to its geographic location. But he noted that “needs and conflicts are emerging and those protected areas have suddenly begun to be lost.”
stressed that Project restore ‘Relevant’, as it seeks to take care of environment Putting the individual in the position to be the “beneficiary of environmental attributes and management”. The program will start operating in the last quarter of 2021.