06 de junio de 2019

Herpetofauna del Parque Nacional Montaña de Celaque

Celaque Mountain is considered one of the most important cloud forest areas in the country, it is the Cerro Las Minas with 2,849 meters above sea level (msnm), being the highest point in Honduras. This area is characterized by its high degree of biodiversity in plants and animals in pristine ecosystems.

The name 'Celaque' is derived from the Lenca word "Celac", which means "water box" or "ice water". The water produced in the skirts of PNMC supplies more than one hundred and twenty communities in its area of influence, reaching more than one hundred thousand people. The PNMC as part of the cloud forests of the country is one of the few forests that have not been systematically explored, however its strong spiritual and cultural values for the region are known.

Important data to show its high diversity, 47 reptiles, 27 species of amphibians two endemic species stand out, such as Bolitoglossa celaque (salamander)

The objects of conservation are the cloud forest and conifers of the height, the pine forest encino, the hydric system, felines and cinegetic species and the endemic salamander Bolitoglossa celaque.

Anotado en 06 de junio de 2019 a las 08:20 PM por hermes hermes | 5 observaciones | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Orchids of Celaque National Park

Celaque Mountain is considered one of the most important cloud forest areas in the country, it is the Cerro Las Minas with 2,849 meters above sea level (msnm), being the highest point in Honduras. This area is characterized by its high degree of biodiversity in plants and animals in pristine ecosystems. According to the Country Vision and National Plan, it is located in Region 03 in the western part of the Republic of Honduras, as an intersection point between the Departments of Lempira, Copán and Ocotepeque. Its important area for conserving well-preserved cloud ecosystems and serving as an interconnectivity with other areas such as Pacayita Volcano, Puca Mountain, Opalaca and Güisayote; all in the west of the country.
The name 'Celaque' is derived from the Lenca word "Celac", which means "water box" or "ice water". The water produced in the skirts of PNMC supplies more than one hundred and twenty communities in its area of influence, reaching more than one hundred thousand people. The PNMC as part of the cloud forests of the country is one of the few forests that have not been systematically explored, however its strong spiritual and cultural values for the region are known.
Important data to show its high diversity, more than 1250 species of plants, 287 species of birds, 47 reptiles, 27 species of amphibians and 70 species of terrestrial and flying mammals have been identified in the PNMC. Equally, two endemic species stand out, such as Bolitoglossa celaque (salamander) and Oreopanax lempiranus (Golden tree of Cacique Lempira).
The objects of conservation are the cloud forest and conifers of the height, the pine forest encino, the hydric system, felines and cinegetic species and the endemic salamander Bolitoglossa celaque
The ecosystem benefits of the park are little valued except for water consumption, which is being subject to social pressure to increase its catchment and distribution systems. The growing population increasingly demands to expand their agricultural plots and their production. This situation generates a climate of tension between the environmental authorities and the inhabitants.

Anotado en 06 de junio de 2019 a las 08:16 PM por hermes hermes | 3 observaciones | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

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