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Nicaragua's Atlantic Coast region has the largest remaining rainforests in Central America. The Indio-Maiz Biosphere Reserve in southeastern Nicaragua, and the Bosawas Biosphere Reserve in northeastern Nicaragua, along with adjacent forests in Honduras represent one of the best opportunities in the Americas to protect large intact rainforest habitats north of Amazonia.

Unfortunately, Nicaragua is being deforested at an astounding rate. [more]

Nicaragua Links:

  • Certification Information: Nicaragua - Progress of forestry certification in Nicaragua.
  • El Centro Humboldt - Nicaraguan NGO campaigns on external debt, ecological debt, World Bank policies and projects, climate change, biodiversity, mining, rainforest destruction, pesticides and oil exploration. Sites includes news, links, and publications.
  • NicaNet - Nicaragua Network - Works toward social, economic, and environmental justice in Nicaragua. Sponsors reforestation brigades. Site includes publications, action alerts, and other resources.
  • Nicaragua Wood Sales to Taiwan - Case study from American University's Trade and Environment Database (TED).
  • Nicaragua: the adoption of the 'Chilean plantation model' - Article from the World Rainforest Movement bulletin.
  • World Rainforest Movement: Nicaragua - Index of articles on Nicaragua's rainforests from the World Rainforest Movement bulletin.

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