The Association PATUCA was officially constituted in December 1999. It is a non-profit organization and its mission is the conservation and sustainable development of the biggest tropical forest in Central America. Development projects that are environmentally compatible and also provide alternatives to habitat degradation and destruction are being implemented through financial and technical assistance in cooperation with the local community. The Association PATUCA receives donations from Germany, Switzerland and is supported by international organizations such as the World Bank. Recently the Association employed 17 guards to protect the park and to be in constant dialog with the people living in the buffer zone. In June 2007 the Association PATUCA received a national environment award from the Honduran company "Cervezeria Hondureña" and the Department of the Environment.
Asociación PATUCA, office Catacames, Tel: (+504) 2799-2745