La Mosquitia

Mosquitia is located by the Caribbean Sea and is Honduras' last significant primeval forest area. It is inhabited by the indigenous Miskito people, who traditionally have lived in harmony with nature. Over centuries, a substantial part of the forest in the region has disappeared due to the logging of valuable timber, most notably the Honduras mahogany, but there are several thousand different tree species in these forests.

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To truly achieve a long-term sustainable way of managing this beautiful area, it is necessary to let the people living in Mosquitia take the initiative in the project. We work with a co-creation process where it is crucial for all groups in society to participate, especially women and youth.


One of the significant threats to the forest is the wildfires that rage uncontrollably in the area every year. Before any reforestation work can begin, controlling fires is crucial and is done in close collaboration with the villages in the region. Beyond having tools to extinguish fires, it involves motivating people not to intentionally or unintentionally start fires. If fires can be stopped, the annual release of CO2 decreases, and the reforested areas bind substantial amounts of carbon within just a few years.

Right tree in the right place

We exclusively work with local tree species that have adapted to the area over many thousand years. In collaboration with the local communities, we determine which trees might be most suitable, considering various factors. Some trees produce valuable timber, while others can enhance the soil by, for example, binding nitrogen from the air. Many landowners also want to combine with fruit trees like cocoa. Seeds can be locally collected, or we purchase them from certified organizations. In some cases, there might be individual trees that can contribute to natural regeneration if small plants are protected from fires and other threats.

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