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Logging Contract rejected due to Environmental Concerns


An international letter-writing campaign helps stop the logging of the largest remaining pine savannah in Central America. Members of Global Response - an international network of environmental activists - wrote letters to the president of Honduras and the President of the Honduran Congress, urging them to delay ratification of a contract that would allow Stone Container Corporation to log the largest remaining pine savannah in Central America. On behalf of the Fundacion Cuero y Salado, GR members also asked for completion of an environmental impact statement and inventory of flora and fauna in the region. The head of the Honduran Department of Forestry rejected the contract, saying that "due to public and technical interest it was impossible to reach a satisfactory agreement with the Stone Container Company."


contacts: Paula Palmer, Executive Director, Global Response Environmental Action and Education Network, PO BOX 7490, Boulder, CO 80306. email: action@globalresponse.org website: www.globalresponse.org
Location: Honduras
Action: Letter-Writing
Setting: Third World
Extent of Action: Regional (within a country)
Issues: Environment
Year(s): 1992
Outcome successful
Source: GR Emergency Action #1/92


Prepared By: rja, 8/01
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