In Honduras, World Land Trust (WLT) is protecting tropical forests in the west of the country by supporting land purchase within the Trifinio Fraternity – Volcan Pacayita Biological Corridor, including Güisayote and Volcán Pacayita Reserves. Both sites lie in the Trifinio Region, at the meeting point of three countries, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.
These forests are remote and biologically highly diverse, providing habitat for a wide range of species and offer a vital source of clean water for local villages.
WLT also aims to support ongoing conservation by funding both a ranger in Güisayote Reserve and capacity building activities for staff of Asociación Ecológica de San Marcos de Ocotepeque (AESMO), WLT’s Honduran conservation partner.
Projects in Honduras
Volcán Pacayita Reserve encompasses privately owned properties, which are vulnerable to exploitation and urgently need protection.
Güisayote Biological Reserve
Güisayote Biological Reserve shares a border with El Salvador and protects dozens of mountain streams flowing into the Ulúa River (and onward into the Caribbean Sea – Atlantic Ocean) and into the Lempa River (and onward into the Pacific Ocean). The mountainous landscape of the reserve has diverse features including caves, waterfalls, natural valleys (Sensenti and Sesecapa) and viewpoints overlooking El Salvador and Guatemala.