San Marcos de Colón Biosphere Reserve (Honduras)

This site, which covers a surface area of 57,810 ha, is located about 12 km from the Nicaraguan border, at an altitude varying between 500 and 1700 metres. It has significant biodiversity and includes several endemic species of fauna. The site includes 18 villages that are home to 26,350 inhabitants. The principal activities practised in the site include horticulture, fruit and coffee production, the growth of ornamental plants, cattle rearing and dairy production. The region is also known for its saddlery products (belts, harnesses, boots, and hats).