Cusuco National Park, San Pedro Sula

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Cusuco National Park is a national park in Honduras. It was established on 1 January 1959 and covers an area of.Cusuco National Park is a protected area in the Merendon mountains of northwest Honduras. The park ranges from just above sea level in the west to in the middle. The park comprises a core zone surrounded by a buffer zone. Cusuco encompasses several major habitats, including semi-arid pine forest, moist pine forest, moist broadleaf forest and dwarf forest (bosque enano) at elevations above. The park is part of the Meso-American biodiversity hotspot (Conservation International 2006), a region characterised by exceptional species richness. Cusuco also has great diversity of habitats and high beta diversity in many groups due to the large elevational gradients in the park. Cusuco supports exceptional biodiversity. Some of the key features of the park include the globally threatened taxa which the park protects - especially amphibians (table 1), Baird’s tapir, the assemblage of montane forest specialist birds, jewel scarab beetles, and the globally rare bosque enano (dwarf forest) habitat, which is characterised by Randia brachysiphon. Cusuco is recognised as a Key Biodiversity Area (KBA) due to the overlapping ranges of several globally threatened amphibian species. The integrity of the ecosystem is threatened by land cover change and unsustainable land management practices – particularly conversion of forest to coffee plantations - by human population growth and infrastructure intensification, overexploitation of large mammals, the amphibian disease chytridiomycosis, and climate change.
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  • Grazie pure John having a two-day trip in a small community called Buenos Aires... A unique experience linda some waterfalls... Specialty coffee and the good vibes! You should visit this place must know Honduras!
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  • Camped here for three weeks for conservation work. Access is via a steep dirt track, 4x4 vehicles recommended during rainy periods. Very good condition cloud rainforest, with several areas of highly s...  more »
  • The trip to Cusuco was one of the most amazing things i´ve done during my 6 month in central America. If you are passionate about Nature, you should visit Cusuco, even if it can take a lot of effort. ...  more »
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  • This is a place to get away from the routine, enjoy the nature in its Virgin form and salvage as it is, the temperature of delicious on the day most hot cold and the people always friendly surroundings, may be camping, hiking or going to meet two cataracts (Quetzal and Toucan) also see the source of the river between each other, the truth very recommended. An experience not to be missed
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  • Puerto Cortés Honduras Park is nice
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  • A place to visit, if you come to the region of the Valley of sula. It is a place that needs the care of all and in particular of the authorities.
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  • I was 16 years ago by Park cusuco is very beautiful my dad was the Guide. Is called René Alvarenga living in colonia Buenos Aires
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