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”.
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.
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.