Central America has diverse ecosystems varying from tropical forests, subtropical forests, mountains, grasslands, mangroves, and wetlands. This region is home to thousands of plant, bird, reptile, mammal, and amphibian species. Some of these species do not exist anywhere else in the world.
Unfortunately, deforestation is threatening the flora and the fauna of Central America. The primary drivers of deforestation in Central America include illegal logging, poaching, mining, and the expansion of farming and grazing. Even protected areas in this region experience high rates of poaching and deforestation.
Eden Reforestation Projects launched the Central America reforestation project with Honduras and Nicaragua as the project nations in 2020. Eden Reforestation Projects is planting trees in Honduras to help restore the forest and the natural habitat of endemic species in a National Park. In Nicaragua, Eden Reforestation Projects is working with local farmers for the agroforestry program as well as implementing projects that provide both reforestation and livelihood opportunities for impoverished households.
- La Tigra National Park
- Singling and bare root transfer planting methods
- Tropical humid forest species
- Provide food security for those living in extreme poverty through agroforestry