Two Guatemalan biologists took on the task of tearing down the last existing frontier for migratory shorebirds, in the Guatemalan Pacific.
The National Council of Protected Areas (CONAP) of Guatemala, with the support of FUNDAECO, placed a series of camera traps in the Mirador-Río Azul National Park, with the aim of monitoring the state of conservation and distribution of the wildlife that inhabits the area.
The Beast is an animated short directed by Ram Tamez. It deals with the life of Lupita, a Mexican girl who travels illegally in La Bestia, and her close relationship with Guayaba, the smuggler hired by the girl's parents to take her to the United States.
The turning point is an animated short created by animator and illustrator Steve Cutss. On his YouTube channel, Cuttss shares several shorts related to human consumerism and its impact on the natural life of the planet.
On the eve of International Wetlands Day, which is celebrated every year on February 2, Samuel Coloma, of CONAP, urges all people to become aware of the importance of wetlands in the development of human life.
As in the rest of the Central American countries, in Guatemala bats are monitored to find out what species are in the country, their population density and the state of their habitats to generate possible conservation strategies.
The winter equinox is for the Mayans, the birth of the New Sun, a day in which the opportunity for a new beginning is appreciated.
Like the Mayas, the Xincas perform fire ceremonies to connect with their ancestors and give thanks for their inherited knowledge.
The jaguar in Guatemala thrives, thanks to the forest concession model that operates in the north of the country and the work that the communities carry out.
The button mangrove (Conocarpus erectus L.) covers 0.3% of the mangrove cover in Guatemala. Video made by César Zacarías, biologist and conservationist of the mangrove ecosystem.
Youth participation in environmental conservation is key, and critical, because they would because they would be the future administrators of the world's natural resources. #StoryFriday #Conservation
In Concepción Chiqurichapa, west of #Guatemala, a town has based its conservation policies on the ancestral wisdom inherited from their Mayan ancestors. #FridayofHistories #Conservation #Indigenous villages
Off-the-grid, is that lifestyle in which people generate their own electricity, reuse most of their waste, and create a customized water treatment system. Some move away from the city to live in rural areas. Others decide to travel the roads of the world by car, motorcycle or bike (even walking). The idea is to leave behind the normality of daily routines.
Mafer, Julia and Bianca are three women (two biologists and a degree in tourism) focused on promoting the conservation of the environment through a sense of belonging that only arises once we feel identified with nature. #StoryFriday #Conservation
Urban agriculture is a trend that has gained popularity thanks to the confinement norms that the world had to experience, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although it generates nothing but benefits, it also carries some risks that we have to take into account.
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Forest firefighters are the first line of defense against forest fires, which are unaware of pandemics. #StoryFriday #DefendersOfNature #ForestryFirefighters
Inspired by a Dutch iniciative, Rony Castillo created the Latin American version of Precious Plastic, an open source iniciative.
Forests are, in essence, one of the most important elements for human development, since they provide a large number of services that, without them, we could not be where we are now. #StoryFriday #WorldTreeDay
An avalanche of waste and pollution that flows with the Motagua River, which rises in the highlands of Guatemala and flows into the beaches of Honduras, violates the Central American borders and threatens to unleash a diplomatic conflict between both nations.
No one wants to take care of their neighbor's trash. In the case of the Motagua River, the conflict is escalating at the international level between Guatemala and Honduras.
Several tributaries are connected to the Motagua River along its course as it crosses Guatemala, such as the Las Vacas River, the main tributary of the Capital City.
A wetland is any land area that is seasonally or permanently saturated with water, as well as beaches and shallow coastal areas. Medicinal plants, dyes, fruits, rice, reeds and herbaceous plants are just a few examples of the products generated by these ecosystems. For these and many reasons, the conservation of wetlands is necessary.
A team of archaeologists and community workers investigate a possible relationship between Tikal, the archaeological site that was once one of the main cities of the Mayan empire, located in northern Guatemala, and Teotihuacan, the largest city-state in central Mexico.
The manjúa fishery, is one of Guatemala's most important fisherys, due to its role in the food security of a major part of the country.
The nesting season of sea turtles in the Pacific of Guatemala has already begun, and with it, new efforts for the conservation of the species.
Snakes are reptiles that offer services that provide benefits to humanity such as pest control. These animals regulate the populations of insects, rodents, frogs and toads, and even birds, which prevents the spread of pests in crops and areas inhabited by humans.
Volcanoes have always provoked our admiration, but they play a fundamental role in our existence, from influencing the climate to causing great extinctions. Guatemala exists among volcanoes, and its past and present history is marked by them.
In Totonicapán, in western Guatemala, the Baquiax Partiality relies on the K'axk'ol ', an unpaid ancestral community service, to protect its forests and water sources. For one year, all those over 18 years of age provide a community service for the benefit of their natural resources and their development as a community.
The General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) designated June 29 as the International Day of the Tropics. The commemoration aims to recognize their great diversity, as well as to inform about the challenges and opportunities faced by the peoples who inhabit these regions. At the same time, This celebration provides an opportunity to assess progress, share stories and experiences from the tropics, as well as recognize the diversity and potential of the region. In this gallery, we pay homage and a tribute for this day, to various tropical regions of Central American countries such as Guatemala, El Salvador and Panama, as well as Mexico.
The wetlands of Guatemala are very important ecosystems for human life. There are 192 wetlands registered in te country, 7 of wich are part of the RAMSAR international convention.
Butterflies are indicators of environmental quality and the health of ecosystems. They are a very important element in food chains and are essential for many species of birds, bats, and insectivorous mammals.
Achieving economic and natural sustainability is a challenge that the countries of the region must address to ensure the development of their communities.
Gabriel Urruela is a nature photographer, interested in the jaguar, as well as in the development of the communities that live in the jungle of Petén, Guatemala.
The damages that Hurricane Eta provoqued in Central America are devasting, specially for the agricultural sector. And now, Iota treatens the region.
Today's youth must create a strong relationship with nature, because they will be the future administrators of natural resources of the world.
In Concepción Chiquirichapa, a Maya Mam people in western Guatemala, they based their conservation policies on the ancestral knowledge inherited from their ancestors.
Julia, Bianca and Mafer are three conservationists who promote the conservation of nature and life, through love towards nature and life itself.
A scarce citizen culture in organization, little demand for public spaces and no urban planning by municipal authorities, contribute to the prioritization of the use of motor vehicles in the Central American country. This makes road mobility a dysfunctional reality for its inhabitants.
Mesoamerica is the third most biodiverse region in the world. Some of the animals, plants and insects that inhabit it are unique on the planet.
Urban farming is a green trend, popularized due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, it has some hidden risks, that we have to take into account for the health of the people.
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