Discover Honduras, a fascinating Central American country of abundant lakes, lush mountains, and pristine beaches. More than 740 species of birds occur here — including the endemic Honduran Emerald and the stunning Resplendent Quetzal. The country also hosts mammals such as jaguars, monkeys, tapirs, and peccaries. Honduras is perhaps best known for the ruins of Copan, the “Paris of the Mayan world.”


Conservation Corner

Honduran Conservation Coalition
Through the Honduran Conservation Coalition, a network of scientists initiates, promotes, and implements a range of citizen science, community-based conservation, and environmentally sustainable development projects in Honduras and the region.

Saving the Honduran Emerald
The Honduran Emerald is the only endemic bird in Honduras. Primarily an inhabitant of interior, arid, and open-canopy deciduous thorn-forest, this species is listed as endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, primarily due to habitat destruction and fragmentation for plantation agriculture and cattle pastures. Protected sanctuaries and cattle management are key to its continued survival.