Biodiversity of the Sierra del Lacandón National Park

Story by: Carlos Duarte Photography by: Carlos Duarte Translated by: Carlos Duarte mié 27, Ene 2021

At the heart of the Mayan Biosphere in Petén, Sierra del Lacandón National Park is home to immense biodiversity and invaluable ecosystems, such as pristine rainforests and the Usumacinta River basin. Created in 1990, it is the second largest national park in Guatemala, covering 202,865 hectares (2,028 km2). Since 1999, Defenders of Nature (Defensores de la Naturaleza) has managed the park jointly with the National Council of Protected Areas (CONAP).