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WETLANDS – A Hidden Biodiversity Treasure International Day for Biological Diversity
Up to 40% of Earth’s biodiversity lives, breeds or depends on Wetland Ecosystems. However, 25% of wetland biodiversity is in risk of extinction. Biological diversity is essential to the equilibrium…
Mangroves of Rio San Pedro, amusing cases of ecology and evolutionary history
In March of 2023 our expedition team found and documented mangrove trees along Rio San Pedro. Since then, we have learned a lot about these remarkable trees. Mangroves have bright…
Deforestation and Reforestation in Guatemala
It is popular knowledge that the name of Guatemala comes from the Nahuatl Quauhtemallan, which means “place of forests or many trees”, so we can deduce that this country is…
The Spring Equinox: Its importance within the Mayan Culture
During March, precisely on the 20th, one of the most important astronomical events for the Mesoamerican Region, the Spring Equinox, takes place. It’s considered the first annual mark of Earth’s…
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
Educational FLAAR Reports
Educational material that provides information, annotated bibliographies, and impressive photographs of the native birds, mammals, insects and other fauna plus edible and useful plants of Guatemala and the Mayan-influenced areas of Mesoamerica.
Educational Material for local schools
Infographies, banners, and associated illustrated teaching aids for school children, for the teachers, and for the parents and grandparents of the school kids also. When we visit schools in far-away mountains and rain forest areas, the teachers and village elders ask if we can please provide educational material in Spanish, in the local language (often…
Mayan Toons is a division of FLAAR Mesoamerica (in Guatemala) which is an affiliate of FLAAR (in USA). Mayan Toons is inspired to prepare fun, friendly, educational, helpful books to inspire school children (and their parents and grandparents). We focus on encouraging initiative, family values and ethics, and protecting fragile ecosystems and local plants and…
Our research team has multiple goals
To provide professors, researchers, students and interested lay people around the world with high-quality information on rare plants and endangered animals (birds, mammals, fish, pollinators, etc.) of southern Mexico and adjacent countries of Mesoamerica (Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador).
To assist professors, researchers and students in Guatemala with unparalleled quality digital photographs of flora and fauna of Guatemala and to share our digital library of over 2 TB on birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects, arachnids, etc. and over 5 TB on orchids, bromeliads, cacti, trees, vines, bushes, grasses, ferns, mosses, mushrooms, and lichen of…
To coordinate with teachers in rural and remote areas of Guatemala and provide them educational material for their students in the local Mayan, Spanish, and English languages. We are also open to providing material in Xinca and Garifuna 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.
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Orchids, heliconia, waterlily + edible Maya plants.
Jaguars, iguanas, birds, insect pollinators, monkeys.
How did Dr Nicholas learn about the Maya rain forests cultures?
How-to tips for improving your digital photography.
Dr Nicholas interacting with jaguars, pumas, and with tarantulas hiking up his arm.
Educational books for kids.
Wide-format inkjet printer research and product evaluations of inks, cutters, laminators, international signage and visual communications trade shows, etc.