Honduras

By Jeremy Radachowsky By now, we recognize that deforestation and fossil fuel emissions impact polar bears in the Arctic and raise sea levels around the world. But climate change also hits in ways and places less publicized. Climate change has hit Central America hard. In the past several years, hotter, drier, and more variable weather…

Changing Planet

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Por John Polisar A principios del 2017, participé en un estudio ecológico dirigido por Conservation International para evaluar los atributos biológicos del sitio arqueológico en Honduras conocido como Ciudad Blanca, o la Ciudad Perdida del Dios Mono. El área era tan remota que nos transportaron en helicóptero. Caminamos a través de ríos y cumbres montañosas…

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On September 6 this year, in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, the ministers of tourism of the Organization of American States voted that their countries should adopt the geotourism approach—defined in 2002 by the National Geographic Society as “Tourism that sustains or enhances the geographical character of a place—its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage, and the well-being…

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In 2008, National Geographic Young Explorer Jonathan Kolby re-discovered a frog species endemic to Honduras that had been declared extinct. The amphibian had vanished mysteriously in the mid 1980s. Now, the Australia-based Kolby told us via email, “I’ve been searching for more proof of its existence every year since, and finally found a second one a…

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