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Flora and fauna research
FLAAR Mesoamerica is a non-profit organization that does research and educational projects on plants and animals of Guatemala and nearby countries
MayanToons does the design of educational material that promotes the knowledge, approach and conservation of the native natural resources of Guatemala and the Mayan-influenced areas of Mesoamerica.
During your tour in Yaxha-Nakum-Naranjo National Park you should be aware of the approach of a group of spider monkeys. It is amazing to see them so close and playing…
FLAAR Mesoamerica team was last week at Parque Nacional Yaxha-Nakum-Naranjo, Peten. One of the main purposes of this fieldtrip was to find an area known as “El Cibale” at Naranjo,…
Jaguar conference was great; met lots of zoologists and individuals interested in preserving the fragile eco-systems of Guatemala. Our lecture (FLAAR Mesoamerica) was on Maya iconography of jaguar pelage designs…
To provide professors, researchers, and students around the world with high-quality information on rare plants and animals of southern Mexico and adjacent countries of Mesoamerica.
To assist professors, researchers and students in Guatemala with unparalleled quality digital photographs of flora and fauna of Guatemala and to increase our over thousands photographs digital library.
To coordinate with teachers in rural and remote areas of Guatemala and provide them educational material in the local Mayan, Spanish, and English languages.
Yaxha intrigued me due to it having the largest full-figure sculpture of a Teotihuacan inspired royal divine portrait of Tlaloc: fully armed with shield, Teotihuacan military atlatl and pertinent spears.
Tikal is renowned for its Tlaloc shield and Teotihuacan warriors on the sides of Stela 31 and Uaxactun has a stela with royal Teotihuacan affiliated warrior leader also; but the one at Yaxha does not add local individuals nor is the figure in a Mayan pose whatsoever: here is a single frontal divine, military. mercantile message.