Extinct Species Rediscovered in Honduras

Extinct Species Honduras

Extinct Rediscovered Honduras — Three ancient species, which scientists thought went extinct “We have been doing field work in the indigenous territories of the Mosquitia for 14 years, and this site stood out as simply magnificent. However, what really made it stand out was a very complete set of large native mammals, something that is becoming very rare in these regions, “said Dr. John Polisar, Coordinator of the Jaguar Program of the Life Conservation Society. Silvestre, in a statement. “Due to its forests and fauna currently intact, the area has an exceptionally high conservation value. It deserves a vigorous and vigilant protection so that its beauty and wildlife persist in the future, “added the expert. have been rediscovered in Honduras.

A team of scientists have discovered a thriving ecosystem of rare species in an archaeological site in the heart of the Mosquitia rainforest vegetation in Honduras. The results exceeded their expectations: more than 300 rare and endangered species have been rediscovered!

The study was commissioned by the Honduran government, which wanted to know the composition of wildlife in this undisturbed region. In total, more than 300 species were uncovered from the shadows: 246 species of butterflies, 30 bats, 57 amphibians and reptiles as well as many plants, fish, mammals and insects. Many of them are rare and endangered.

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To achieve such results, the team had to be helicoptered to the isolated site. Since animals are not used to human contact, moments of very rare interaction and education have occurred.

The rain forest of Mosquitos coast shelters many ruins of ancient settlements and researchers believe that some could be the legendary «Lost City of the Monkey God» or the legendary «White City». Once thought that this settlement was a myth devised by the conquerors in the sixteenth century, however, the archaeological studies of the last decade claim to have found the mysterious lost city. Other researchers still doubt that the mystery has really been solved, but what does not give rise to doubts is the rich biodiversity that is being discovered – and rediscovered – in the area.

“We have been doing field work in the indigenous territories of the Mosquitia for 14 years, and this site stood out as simply magnificent. However, what really made it stand out was a very complete set of large native mammals, something that is becoming very rare in these regions, “said Dr. John Polisar, Coordinator of the Jaguar Program of the Life Conservation Society. Silvestre, in a statement.

“Due to its forests and fauna currently intact, the area has an exceptionally high conservation value. It deserves a vigorous and vigilant protection so that its beauty and wildlife persist in the future, “added the expert.

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Abbad Farid

Abbad holds a degree in Journalism from the University of Cumbria and covers mostly world news for The Talking Democrat