In 1987, the Committee for the Defense and Development of the Flora and Fauna of the gulf of Fonseca (CODDEFFAGOLF) worked to prevent the conversion of EI Jicarito, a 1000-hectare lagoon along the southern coast of Honduras, into a shrimp farm that would have threatened wildlife birds, marine life and dislocated 2000 families.

CODDEFFAGOLF, through legal means and the media, successfully helped organize the 20 different communities surrounding the lagoon into a united group to halt the project. Due to their efforts, the group is once again able to farm. The Ministry of Natural Resources has designated El Jicarto Lagoonas a "reserve area for wildlife and artisanal fishery".

Additional Info

  • Location:


    Apdo. Postal 3663

    Tegucigalpa, M.D.C.

    C.A. Honduras

  • Phone Number: (504) 238-0415
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