model for the Cayos Cochinos Marine Biological Reserve off the north coast
Fundación Hondureña para la Protección y Conservación de Cayos
Cochinos (FHCC) is a non-profit environmental foundation, which obtained
legal status in 1993. FHCC’s principal activities are to oversee
scientific research, work in collaboration with the government and other
entities to develop and carry out a management plan for the Reserve, and
to support community development activities in and around the Reserve.
three years, FHCC would provide training and implement small-scale
development projects in 6 Garifuna fishing communities on Honduras’s
north coast. Combined activities in community development, environmental
protection and resource management would help to establish a sustainable
development model for the Cayos Cochinos Marine Biological Reserve.
With this project FHCC hoped to set an example for Honduras and elsewhere
about the role the private sector can play in environmental protection and
sustainable community development.