Drugs and agriculture cause deforestation to skyrocket at Honduran UNESCO site; Karen Paredes, Leonardo Guevara & Lesly Frazier; Monga Bay

Photo credit: Conservation News

Tucked away on the Caribbean side of Honduras lies the Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve, an area some in size with abundant green forests, rivers, ponds, and a great variety of wildlife. Because of its natural richness, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) declared it a World Heritage Site in 1980. The Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve, which can only be reached by air, sea or river, and is divided into three areas: a buffer zone, a zone, and a cultural zone.

Source: Drugs and agriculture cause deforestation to skyrocket at Honduran UNESCO site

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