Honduras grants Miskitu People title to huge swath of coastal, border lands they occupy, but massive dams under construction on the Patuca River and pilfering of the Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve continue unabated in a region undergoing massive militarization.
Papua New Guinea: Logging’s “Big Damage” to Forests and Humanity
A documentary from David Fedele allows Papua New Guinean villagers to tell their own story of broken promises and destruction from Malaysian companies logging of their forests.
Honduras: World Heritage Biosphere Trafficked Toward Destruction
Deforestation, the proposed damming of pristine rivers for hydroelectricity, and destruction of indigenous communities threatens the wildest and most biodiverse corner of tropical Central America: The Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve
Chiapas: Corporate Polluters Lust for Trees
Honduras: Patuca River Dams Threaten Indigenous Survival
The Moskitia is the largest, most biodiverse expanse of tropical wilderness north of the Amazon Basin – and the Indigenous Peoples who live there are determined to keep it that way. Unfortunately, no greater threat exists to the natural wealth hidden in the “Mesoamerican Biological Corridor” than the gigantic, transnational Patuca II, IIA, and III Dams.
Guatemala: Biofuels Production Leads to Violent Evictions
Thousands of Mayan Q’eqchi villagers were violently evicted from 14 communities, to make way for ‘for export’ agribusiness initiatives, particularly production of sugar cane and African palm trees aimed at biofuel promotion.
Destructive Progress: Brazil-Peru Transoceanic Highway
With completion of the 3,400-mile Transoceanic Highway, the Amazonian state of Acre in Brazil now connects with the southern Pacific Coast of Peru, unleashing numerous impacts to the environment and indigenous people.