Costa Rica: $ 27 Million for Forest Conservation

U.S. awarded in the next fifteen years more than $ 27 million for tropical forest conservation in the country.

Friday, October 15, 2010

This agreement becomes Costa Rica's largest recipient of the U.S. Law from 1998 (TFCA) for conservation of tropical forests, becoming now $ 50 million the total amount received for the conservation, restoration and protection of tropical forests.

The resources will benefit areas such as the Osa Peninsula, including mangroves Térraba-Sierpe, the Naranjo / complex Savegre River and La Amistad International Park, home of one of nature's largest and most diverse ecosystem in Central America.

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Sustainable Timber Exports to the EU

January 2017

In April it will be not long until an agreement is reached between Honduras and the EU for marketing timber in the old continent, which is sourced from sustainably harvested forests.

An article on Laprensa.hn reports that "... The delegations from Honduras and the European Union (EU) expect that in April the sixth and final round of negotiations for the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (FLEGT Ava) will be held."

Boost for Forestry Sector in Panama

June 2014

The Government and the private sector have signed an agreement to promote commercial reforestation, restoration of forest-culture and sustainable forest management.

In order to promote the commercial development of forestry and plant a million hectares in twenty years and fulfill the goal of the National Forestry Plan, an agreement between forestry companies and the Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture has been signed.

El Salvador: Investments in Environmental Sustainability

September 2011

$12.5 million has been earmarked for rural and environmental development plans.

Following in the footsteps of initiatives implemented in Costa Rica, where resources have been allocated for reforestation and other environmental programs, the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, in conjunction with the Ministry of Agriculture, will invest $12.5 million in similar programs in El Salvador.

Projects to Protect Guatemalan Forests

November 2010

The Rainforest Alliance promotes four conservation programs in the Petén jungle.

Rainforest Alliance stated that Peten forest losses represent almost 60% of all deforestation in Guatemala and that this is caused by people engaging in subsistence activities (maize and livestock).

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