Honduras

SPI: 50.98

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: Honduras

Honduras is a coastal country in Central America that borders the Caribbean Sea of the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Fonseca in the Pacific Ocean. Terrain is mountainous, rising from coastal plains. Most of the country is used for human activities, in its majority by rainfed agriculture. Honduras has high biodiversity rarity of terrestrial land vertebrates at a global scale. When analysed as single taxons, the rarity of amphibians, birds, mammals and reptiles is also high. The rarity of marine fish and mammals is also high. Challenges to biodiversity include urban expansion; deforestation; soil erosion; mining pollution in rivers and Lago de Yojoa, the largest source of fresh water).
13.66%

of land currently protected

1929

total land vertebrate species

102

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

Giant Anteater

127
amphibians / 44 endemic
1351
birds / 2 endemic
192
mammals / 2 endemic
259
reptiles / 2 endemic

Information on this page was sourced from the CIA World Factbook and the Half-Earth Project Map.

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