Tag Archives: Honduras

DNA barcoding reveals extent of arthropod biodiversity

The once impossible task of identifying all specimens within a large field collection of arthropod has been remedied using DNA barcoding

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The appeal of landscape-level certification to enhance biodiversity conservation and community development

Researchers at the University of Nottingham have been investigating the viability of landscape-level ecosystem conservation and community development in the context of coffee production, consumption and trade.

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Establishing the Honduran Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Center

One of the first programmes to protect amphibian populations from extinction in the wild caused by disease is being set up in Honduras. The new rescue facility will treat infected tadpoles and froglets, raise them to adulthood, and then reintroduce the healthy adults back into their environment.

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Could Tela hold one of the Caribbean’s best coral reefs?

A newly discovered reef in Honduras could turn out to be one of the best coral reefs in the Caribbean.

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First surveying of forest canopy epiphytes in Honduras

The first investigation into epiphyte diversity, distribution and biomass on large canopy trees in Honduras has begun to reveal just how diverse these communities are

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How the invisible Baird’s tapir can inform conservation management policies

A range of monitoring techniques, including non-invasive genetics, have been employed in a study on Baird’s tapir in Honduras, which has shown that the species will be locally extinct within a few years without prompt intervention

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Monitoring endangered iguanas on protected island habitats

Research into endangered iguana species is underway on islands off the north coast of Honduras. Whilst island populations are better protected than their mainland counterparts, these populations may be threatened by the presence of other iguana species on the islands.

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