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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  • I had such a great time here! Through Opwall I came for an expedition and was not dissapointed . Everyone was so friendly , was so well planned, food was great and the staff we so accommodating (Opwal...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • excellent place to bring much to the nature to breathe fresh air
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  • A beautiful place to connect with nature... Pine trees, trails, waterfalls, camping, wildlife, very cool.
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  • In February my boyfriend and I visited the Park, it is a magical place for people who want to disconnect from the world. It is difficult to find information of is because the Government does not give it the proper promotion and maintenance, however the locals can help you much. We found a guide local his name is Roger # 963-041-1724, very reliable and knowledgeable in the area. We took different paths, waterfalls, we camped together and left us wanting dea visit Cusuco April-July nesting and reproduction of the quetzal, says that you can see many birds around. No doubt is a place to recommend!
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