The Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW) is a global alliance of attorneys, scientists and other advocates collaborating across borders to promote grassroots efforts to build a sustainable, just future.  More than 300 public interest advocates from 70 countries participate in the ELAW network.  ELAW empowers its partners by giving scientific and legal support, in order to help win victories for the environment, and build lasting, local capacity to defend the global environment.  In 2005, as part of the Mesoamerican Legal Strategy Group, ELAW supported the foundation of the Environmental Law Institute of Honduras and has since provided support to advance legal protections for the Mesoamerican Reef and watersheds that affect the reef.

Oxfam is a confederation of 17 like-minded organizations working together in 92 countries to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice.  In 2011, as part of the Extractive Industries Program of OXFAM America, the Environmental Law Institute of Honduras received support to develop two projects, one consisting of Qualitative and Quantitative Research on the San Martin Mine in the Valley of Siria, in order to assess the costs and benefits of the mining operation in Honduras , and the other related to strengthening public participation and respect for human rights in the mining operations, which was supported for its continuation for a second time.