PBI-Honduras accompanies CEHPRODEC as it works to defend the Talgua River and the Sierra de Agalta from logging
On May 27, PBI-Honduras tweeted:
“PBI accompanied @Cehprodechn [Honduran Centre for the Promotion of Community Development] during various activities in the Sierra de Agalta in the municipality of Catacamas, Olancho. We highlight the tremendous work that CEHPRODEC carries out in defense and protection of the environment in Honduras. #PBI has accompanied CEHPRODEC since 2014.”
On May 24, CEHPRODEC also posted on Facebook:
“Photographic summary of 5 days working hard accompanying the census survey in the Sierra de Agalta in the municipality of Catacamas. This activity was led by the Environmental Association Let’s Save the Talgua River and the Sierra de Agalta #AASARTSA, accompanied by the National University of Agriculture UNAG, the Rafael Madrid Institute, the Ecosystem and Environment Support Command #C9 and the Catacamas Municipal Mayor’s Office.”
Earlier this month, Tiempo reported:
“According to councilman Sergio Campos, there is currently concern in Catacamas, Olancho, due to the decay of the Talgua River.
Likewise, Campos reported that the Talgua River provides between “70% to 80% of the water we consume in Catacamas, and it is dying.”
Campos also mentioned the Sierra de Agalta, where 70% is in the territory of Catacamas, but we have turned our backs on it. The problem is the previous authorities and now we are practically doing the same.”
Campos also referred to the current situation of rivers in Honduras. “Despite the fact that President Xiomara Castro made a law, all that only remained on paper. What is happening is that we are fighting an organized group of criminals who are leaving us without natural resources,” Campos said.”
Last month, HCH also reported: “Environmental crime! Merciless logging slowly kills the Talgua River in Olancho.”
And last September, HCH reported: “The Talgua River is in danger if it exists, since the indiscriminate felling of trees is causing droughts. Surrounding residents accuse ranchers of carrying out the felling and ask the authorities to punish the forest murderers.”
We continue to follow this situation.