Marie Michael Library
Saving Their Corner of the Planet: Local Conservationists in Honduras
In Honduras, a number of grassroots based sustainable development projects are emerging. Villages that depend on the mangrove swamps for their survival, have organized to fight the destruction of this precious ecosystem by the commercial shrimp industry. In Central Honduras, the Yure Development Cooperative is integrating environmental concerns in their agricultural and community projects. In response to increased chemical use in agriculture, local farmers are developing alternative methods to ensure the productivity of marginal lands.