Lake Yojoa, Cortes
In order to increase awareness and how people value the biodiversity of Honduras our Foundation has decided to build the country’s first Nature Center. The Center will be built at the secluded, yet accessible, 35-acre property of Emerald Valley, Lake Yojoa. The area’s rich biodiversity and isolation make it an ideal place to build such a Center. It will have numerous functions as well be the site of a small eco-lodge; replete with a trail system, observation towers, botanical gardens and much more.
The Center will offer environmental education programs for schools and a comprehensive bilingual Naturalist Guides training program while at the same time utilizing the collections of an on-site natural history museum. It will also serve as a research station for both national and international university students. When completed it will be the first of its kind in Honduras.