Nature and Content of the Regional Instrument on Principle 10

Honduras is one of the signatory countries of the Declaration on the Application of Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean. This is the proposal on the nature and content of the Regional Instrument for consideration at the Fourth Meeting of the Focal Points appointed by the Governments. (San José Content)


Santiago Decision: Negotiating a regional instrument on access rights

This was the decision adopted by the countries signatory to the Declaration on the application of Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, gathered at the fourth meeting of the focal points appointed by the Governments of the signatory countries of the Declaration on the application of Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development in Latin America.  

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Executive Summary about the Nicaragua Interoceanic Gran Canal

This is an executive summary of the study "Socio-Environmental Evaluations of selected route for the construction of the Nicaragua Interoceanic Grand Canal"; prepared by Humboldt Center. It includes a study of the legal implications of the canal concession as part of the efforts of the Cocibolca Group of Nicaragua.

Cocibolca Group is a self-summoned Nicaraguan National Platform of NGOs, academics, technicians, professionals, indigenous and African descent, all experienced in environmental, social work, research and teaching, that has monitored the Law 840 and...

All that glitters is not Gold

Report about mining in Choluteca and Valle (Honduras)

In Honduras it is a Sin to Defend Life

An Ethnography of the Discourses, Practices and Dangers of Opposition to Mining in Honduras


National System of Protected Areas of Honduras (SINAPH)

The National System of Protected Areas of Honduras (SINAPH) is created by the Environment Act and regulated by the General Regulation of the Forestry Law, Protected Areas and Wildlife. This document contains data from 2013 of the 91 protected areas - declared and proposed - that make up the SINAPH. The proposed areas are also considered protected as licensing in them is prohibited, as stated in the SERNA Agreement 001-96 (published on...

Environmental Licenses 2009-2014

In Honduras, no one can run projects or activities that may alter or deteriorate the environment, including natural resources, without having approved the environmental impact assessment and and being granted with the proper authorization (Articles 5, 78 and 79 of the General Law of the Environment). This document contains the environmental permits granted from January 2009 to May 2014. It has been prepared using the information provided by the Office of Transparency of the Secretary of Energy, Natural Resources, Mines and Environment (SERNA).

Guide for Evaluating Mining Project EIAs

Guide prepared by a team of experts Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW) and international review committee on how to analyze and participate in the environmental impact assessments of mining projects.