July 10, 2024

‘We are going to be left with nothing’: Indigenous communities battle deforestation in Honduras

Miskito and other groups face a dire challenge as illegal deforestation threatens their ancestral lands and cultureAvilés Morphy pulled out his mobile phone and swiped through the photos until he reached a shot showing fallen trees in what looked like the aftermath of a hurricane. “That was a big forest and look how it is now: everything’s been destroyed,” he says. “And these are the coordinates.”Then he played a video. The camera focused on a startled man wearing a red track-and-field shirt, resting his back against a post as he responded to questioning. Continue reading...
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