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2008-10-31 10:25:00

Humanitarian aid workers responding to devastating flooding in Honduras have received assistance from space, with satellite images of affected areas provided rapidly following activation of the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters. Tens of thousands of people have been displaced and 33 lives have been claimed by floods and landslides brought on by a tropical depression that hit the Central American country on October 16. On October 27, the UN Institute for Training and Research...

2008-09-16 03:00:16

By Agle, Betsy Agle, Collie WORKING TOGETHER FOR A HEALTHIER ENVIRONMENT This Global ReLeaf tree-planting project in Honduras is helping villagers improve their environment-and their lives. Hurricane Mitch may have battered the forests of Honduras, but it met its match in Roy Lara, an agronomist and educator in Trinidad, Honduras, who is determined that the post-hurricane ecosystem is going to be a healthier one. Roy is the point man for AMERICAN FORESTS' Global ReLeaf Forest in...

2008-09-08 09:00:20

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq:GILT) today announced it has completed deployment of a SkyEdge broadband satellite network for Administradora de Redes (Aduanett), a private company owned by Honduras' leading customs brokers. Administradora de Redes will use the VSAT network to provide customs offices and other Honduran businesses with private networking services including interactive data, broadband Internet access, and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). "Throughout Honduras,...

2008-07-31 09:00:49

PetroCaribe to create agricultural council to combat food shortage MANAGUA, July 30 (Xinhua) -- Agriculture ministers and other officials from the 18 PetroCaribe member countries met Wednesday in Honduras to establish an agricultural council to combat food shortage, according to news reaching here from the Honduran capital Tegucigalpa. Honduran President Manuel Zelaya said they were trying to use the new alliance to deal with the current crisis, because "the most vulnerable countries...

2008-07-11 15:00:36

Alcoa (NYSE:AA) today announced that its Alcoa Electrical and Electronic Systems (AEES) business has initiated a restructuring of its Honduran and Mexican operations serving the North American auto market as a result of continued market softness. In total, the workforce reduction across the Honduran and Mexican operations will impact approximately 1,240 jobs as AEES adjusts capacity to economic and structural changes in the North America light truck and SUV market demand. Upcoming...

2008-07-07 09:00:41

Honduran international airport reopens after air crash in May MEXICO CITY, July 6 (Xinhua) -- Toncontin international airport in the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa reopened Saturday, six weeks after a deadly air crash killing five people, according to news reaching here. The airport was closed to all but domestic flights after a Salvadoran airplane carrying 124 passengers skidded off the runway and careered onto a street killing five people and injuring 65 others in bad weather on May...

2008-06-29 12:02:19

Text of report in English by Taiwanese Central News Agency website [By Ramon Huang and Y.L. Kao] Panama City, Panama, June 28 (CNA) - The Republic of China government has donated more than US$370,000 to Honduras to help fund water supply projects in the Central American country's rural areas, according to a report issued Saturday by Honduras-based Radio America. Accepting the money a day earlier, Honduran International Cooperation Minster Karen Zelaya also appealed to government and...

2007-09-03 21:00:00

By ESTEBAN FELIX SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras - Planes shuttled tourists from island resorts in a desperate airlift Monday as Hurricane Felix bore down on Honduras and Belize. But thousands of Miskito Indians were stranded along a swampy coastline where the Category 4 storm was expected to make landfall. Grupo Taca Airlines provided special free flights to the mainland, quickly touching down and taking off again to scoop up more tourists. Some 1,000 people were evacuated from the Honduran...

2006-08-17 19:41:32

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Two cases of melioidosis, an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei that is rare in the US, were reported to the Florida Department of Health in 2005. Both patients had recently visited or arrived from Honduras, where the disease is endemic. One case resulted in paraplegia, and the other in death. In the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Report for August 18, Dr. Aaron Kite-Powell, from the Broward County Health Department in...

2006-06-23 20:45:48

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (Reuters) - The United States will renew travel visa applications for Hondurans on Monday after suspending them over what it called lax documentation rules in the Central American nation, the U.S. Embassy said on Friday. The embassy in Honduras ceased issuing the visas last week, saying third-country nationals had been able to obtain local passports in Honduras used for travel to the United States. U.S. officials said they were concerned about the ease with...

Latest Honduras Reference Libraries

Honduran White Bat, Ectophylla alba
2012-08-10 11:10:50

The Honduran white bat (Ectophylla alba) is the sole member of its genus. It is native to western Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras, and Costa Rica, and can be found living at altitudes of up to 2,296 feet. It can reach an average body length between 1.4 and 1.8 inches. This bat has white fur on its entire body, a trait for which it was named, except for it small ears and nose which are yellow in color. It will construct tents within the leaves of the Heliconia plant, by biting the veins that...

Red-throated Caracara, Ibycter americanus
2012-04-02 16:55:31

The Red-throated Caracara, (Ibycter americanus), is a species of bird of prey in the Falconidae family. It is the only member of its genus Ibycter. It is sometimes incorrectly placed in the Daptrius genus with the Black Caracara. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. The habitats of this social bird are subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests...

Tawny-faced Quail, Rhynchortyx cinctus
2012-03-22 21:32:37

The Tawny-faced Quail (Rhynchortyx cinctus) is a species of bird in the Odontophoridae family. It is the only bird in its genus. It is found throughout Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. Its habitat includes subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist mountain forests. Image Caption: Artistic Depiction of Male Tawny-faced Quail. Credit: Wikipedia (public domain)

2009-04-07 13:52:49

The Three-wattled Bellbird (Procnias tricarunculata) is a species of bird native to Central America from western Honduras south to eastern Panama. They are found primarily in the Costa Rican highlands in the breeding season and migrate to lower elevations in the colder months. This bird is between 9.75 and 12 inches long. The body, tail, and wings of the male are mostly chestnut-brown. The head is white with a black eye ring, eye stripe, and bill. Its name comes from the three worm-like...

2008-02-06 15:18:07

The Caribbean Dove (Leptotila jamaicensis), is a species of bird in the Columbidae family, which include doves and pigeons. It is found in Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, and Turks and Caicos Islands. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and heavily degraded former forest.

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