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Bosawas, the second largest rainforest in the Americas, threatened

News from Nicaragua | Wednesday, 18 June 2014

The Bosawás Biosphere Reserve in the northern Nicaragua is a hilly tropical forest designated in 1997 as a UNESCO biosphere reserve. Covering 2 million hectares - roughly the size of Wales- Bosawas is the second largest rainforest in the Americas after the Amazon in Brazil. It forms part of the read more

Solar power:improving the lives of rural Nicaraguans

News from Nicaragua | Monday, 9 June 2014

The Nicaraguan government aims to achieve 94% renewable energy by 2017, one of the most ambitious targets in the world. This has been coupled with a huge expansion of the national grid particularly in rural areas. The impact on those living in poverty has been profound. However, this expansion needs read more