The Mosquitia: The Lost City of the Monkey God

Situated in northeastern Honduras, the Honduran Mosquitia is the biggest protected area in the nation and comprises one of the most researched and most pristine regions of subtropical rain forest remaining in Central America.

In 2012this area was thrust into the limelight once the ruins of big urban settlements considered to be a symbol of the fabled Ciudad Blanca, or White City, were found inside. To match the wealth of cultural wisdom being gathered, this biodiversity expedition has been started in 2017 to run a quick assessment of the biological diversity enclosing Ciudad del Jaguar inside the Ciudad Blanca complicated.

Because of the remoteness of this study region, the group was hauled to and from the website via helicopters. Species richness of the majority of taxonomic groups — mammals, birds, fish, insects, reptiles and amphibians, plants, etc. — has been greater than was observed in other sites from Honduras and round the area more widely.

That can be due in part to the massive expanse of varied and complete ecosystems of that Ciudad Blanca creates a part. Virtually all taxonomic groups have been represented by numerous species which are considered signs of complete, healthful forest. A number of these species are rare or uncommon in different parts of the range because of habitat loss, degradation, searching and other anxieties.

Our findings highlight the crucial function of preserving the complete ecosystems of the Ciudad Blanca so as to guarantee landscape connectivity as well as also the long-term persistence of endangered species which move broadly through forested elements in Central America.

A total of 183 species of plants have been identified, belonging to 68 households, such as 14 endangered species and two seriously endangered, such as the hands Reinhardtia gracilis. We discovered three new species never before discovered in Honduras. A number of the species found are indicative of extensive, healthful forest.

The Mosquitia: The Lost City of the Monkey God

Fifty-eight species of crops in the survey have significant uses by individuals, such as food, medication, decorative applications, wood and raw material to the production of fabrics. Consistent with the existence of a previous culture, we discovered species normally related to pre-Hispanic resolutions of Mesoamerica, such as cacao (Theobroma cacao) etc.

Courtesy: Jonathan Schacher, Owner of INPLAZA