Montecristo - Trifinio Cloudforest
Trifinio Biosphere Resrve
Is a cloud forest 5 miles southeast of Yoro.
Montecristo-Trifinio Cloudforest 10 miles west of Nueva Ocotepeque.
Access is best from El Salvador, but there are paths in Honduras.
Trifinio biosphere reserve is located where El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras meet their borders, hense the prefix tri in its name. It was created in 87 to protect the Montecristo's cloud forest and its rare flora & fauna. The dense cloud forest of oak and laurel trees, that grow up to 30 meters, houses rare wildlife like the two-fingered anteater, striped owls, toucans, agoutis. pumas and spider monkeys.
The protection of the Montecristo massif was part of a broader plan, known as the Trifinio plan, to "since 2006 has began the Plan Management Implementation Project with GEF funds administered by the IDB. In 2010, nominated the three protected areas that form the Montecristo Trinational Protected Area (APTM Or MTPA) to the UNESCO MAB program. Has also worked in the construction of biological corridors to other protected areas, an environmental education program including diagnosis of environmental education in rural school diagnosis and a research program. To date has been published "school diagnosis", "research program" and "biological corridors."