GREEN SHIELD

The southern Honduras region is one of the most arid of the country, with two seasons in the year, winter and summer, which are clearly defined and with very little rain.   On the other hand, it is one of the most populated areas of Honduras and highly exposed to the constant pressure of the broadleaf forests of the high and low watersheds.

Taking this panorama into account, the National Association of Aquaculturists of Honduras has permanently included in its Annual Operating Plan, the “Green Shield” Project as part of its reforestation, which supports for community environmental activities, public and private, reforestation of the high and low watersheds, and specifically supports Education Centers, giving opportunity for youth at the schools to plant native species of the Gulf of Fonseca.  This educational and practical activity is executed to foster citizens that love and protect nature.

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Summary

Wood, fruit and mixed-use plants1,680,000
Mangrove Trees480,000

We cannot quantify, in economic terms, this small contribution by  Aquaculture Industry, but we can reaffirm that as a responsible industry with the environment that is leaving a legacy for future generations of the southern area, our country and the world.