PBI-Honduras accompanies ARCAH and Campesina Association of Jutiapa at gathering on the protection of water in La Tigra National Park

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On October 25, PBI-Honduras tweeted:

“PBI accompanies @Arcah_hn [Honduran Alternative for Community and Environmental Vindication] and the Campesina Association of Jutiapa, who continue to fight for the protection of La Tigra and against the privatization of water. We recall the importance of considering the affected communities prior to the implementation of projects in the National Park.”

On Facebook they also noted:

Last Sunday we accompanied ARCAH and the Campesina Association for Improvement and Defense of Jutiapa in the day ‘Life Begins in the Lung of the Forests’. This space constituted a moment of meeting for the community of Jutiapa, in which a tribute was carried out to the founding persons of the peasant association, who promoted the defense of the La Tigra National Park.

The Campesina Association continues to fight for the protection of La Tigra and against the privatization of water, as well as training future generations of Jutiapa in defense of human rights and the environment.

From PBI we remember the importance of considering the affected communities before the implementation of projects in the National Park.

Two years ago, PBI-Honduras also posted: “This Wednesday [January 15, 2020] we observed a plant [sit-in protest] in front of the mayor’s office of Tegucigalpa made by the people of the La Tigra national park area. They oppose the construction of a reservoir in the sector as well as the construction of a housing complex that, according to their opinions, invades the buffer zone of that protected area.”

More on that at: PBI-Honduras observes protest against water use by proposed luxury housing project in Tegucigalpa.

On their website, PBI-Honduras has also noted:

The Honduran Alternative for Community and Environmental Vindication (Alternativa de Reivindicación Comunitaria y Ambientalista de Honduras, ARCAH) is a space for community articulation and an anti-capitalist, anti-racist, anti-patriarchal, anti-colonialist and anti-classist social movement that seeks to defend territories and common goods from any project that threatens the peace and cosmovision of communities.

Since its founding in 2017, members of ARCAH have fought against the Jiniguare dam, the El Cortijo poultry company, the Zones for Employment and Economic Development (ZEDE) and other projects in Francisco Morazán, Comayagua, Cortés and Olancho, always through resistance and permanent communication with planet earth.

PBI-Honduras has been accompanying ARCAH since September 2022.


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