A bridge over the Rio Iztoca in southern Honduras. Though it is the rainy season, the river bed is dry. The river has dried up in recent years, along with many other rivers in the region, this is thought to be partly from stripping of vegetation and forest cover in the watersheds that feed the rivers in the south, and also due to the influence of climate change. The IPCC predicted a likelihood of reduced rainfall in the region. Agriculture has already been failing in the area for eight years because of drought conditions.