Biodiversity of Honduras
List of Protected Areas and Parks of Honduras
Honduras has a natural wealth and a well-varied Biodiversity where you can find Reserves from mountains, valleys and beaches in both seas.
Historically, the process of creating protected areas in Honduras originates in 1952, with the declaration of the San Juancito Forest Reserve as the first protected area in the country (today La Tigra National Park).
Atlántida there are 13 types of ecosystems, mostly broadleaved tropical forest. The fauna of the region is rich and varied.
The Honduran Emerald Hummingbird
It is an endemic and unique species in Honduras. Its natural habitat is dry forests and tropical or subtropical thickets.
The Rosy Boa of Cayos Cochinos
It is one of the Endemic Species of Honduras, a family of the Boa Constrictor found in northern Honduras in Cayos Cochinos.
Tapir or Danto in Honduras
The Danto as it is known in Honduras is a mammal part of Honduran fauna. It is from the genus of perissodactyls in the Tapiridae family.
Lancetilla Botanical Garden
The Lancetilla Botanical Garden is the only botanical garden in Honduras and one of the largest in all of Latin America.
The year of 1925 was the year of Lancetilla’s birth, when Dr. Wilson Popenoe chose, by order of the United Fruit Company, the Lancetilla Valley as the most suitable in terms of different soil types and a variety of microclimates, to install a Research base, for the study of banana diseases and to analyze the most viable methods to cultivate other tropical fruit plants.
Fauna in Honduras
Large animals are not very numerous but there are hundreds of species of reptiles, amphibians, and birds; lizards and many varieties of fish in the currents.
Flora in Honduras
The flora of Honduras is very varied, the rain forest or rain forest, also classified as Tropical Rain Forest. ecologists call it “Megathermic Hygrophilic Formation”