Activities in Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve
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Honduras' forest administration (COHDEFOR) and local NGOs, such as MOPAWI, are seeking sustainable alternatives for the Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve. The most important remaining strand of humid tropical forest in the region, Río Plátano is home to 2,000 indigenous people, whose traditional lifestyles are threatened by encroaching settlements and agricultural development. Threats are also caused by hunting, illegal wildlife trade and lack of environmental awareness.