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Nearly 13.5 hectares Honduras Forests burned


Tegucigalpa : Nearly 13.5 hectares of woodlands have been destroyed by burns this year, Lucky Medina, chief of the Environment Department at the Honduran Forest Development Corporation (COHDEFOR), stated on Saturday.

The most affected region by burns is La Mosquitia, department of Gracias a Dios, which covers great part of the eastern Honduran territory and with an extensive Caribbean coast, where some 6,000 hectares have been devastated, Medina noted.

According to COHDEFOR, Honduras has five million hectares of forest, of them about 100,000 are annually lost in fires, illegal cutting of trees, agriculture and other causes.