No respite for Honduras’ protected forests as illegal oil palm continues to advance

Friday, June 14th, 2019

Amid a surge in palm oil exports to Europe, illegal clearing of protected forests in Honduras continues to worsen as authorities fail to crack down on illegal farms and “palm laundering”.

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Honduran authorities seek to halt illegal oil palm cultivation within Jeannette Kawas National Park

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

Following years of complaints by local communities and conservation organisations, public prosecutors in Honduras have finally begun to investigate illegal deforestation for oil palm cultivation within Jeannette Kawas National Park in north-eastern Honduras.

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Spread of palm oil threatens protected areas in Honduras

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

An investigation into palm oil plantations in Honduras has shown how growing demand for the crop combines with non-existent enforcement to incentivise illegal clearances in national parks.

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