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Importance of Mangroves
Maya-Ethnobotany News

Importance of Mangroves

Mangroves are a type of forest located in coastal areas of tropical and subtropical regions. Their characteristics allow them to be highly productive. They provide ecosystem services such as: Refuge and habitat of wild flora and fauna (rich biodiversity) Food source and supply of nutrients to other species (fish, crustaceans, birds, reptiles, etc.) Carbon capture…

New ecosystems documented
News Reserva de Biósfera Maya

New ecosystems documented

We are currently working on our Biodiversity Documentation Project in the Reserva de Biósfera Maya, Petén, Guatemala in cooperation with the National Council of Protected Areas (CONAP, its acronym in Spanish). The project started in 2021 and will end in 2025. On each expedition, we found species of our interest, but what really surprised us…

Refugio de Vida Silvestre Bocas del Polochic:  An important wetland of Guatemala
El Estor, Izabal News

Refugio de Vida Silvestre Bocas del Polochic: An important wetland of Guatemala

Bocas del Polochic, located in El Estor, Izabal, is one of the most important wetlands in Guatemala. It is formed by the mouth of the Polochic River, with forests, which serve as a biological corridor for species that share ecosystems between Sierra de las Minas and El Estor; and rivers, such as the Polochic river,…

Maya-Ethnozoology News

Introduction to Mammals and the 5 Felines of Guatemala

Do you want to know more about the mammals and the five felines of Guatemala? These conferences are what you were looking for. Sign up here to receive the ZOOM link: Sign up We are waiting for you on Wednesday May 25th and Thursday May 26th via Facebook Live or ZOOM at 6:00 pm (Guatemala…

We found a passionflower tree! Its name is Flor de Mayo (Erblichia odorata)
Maya-Ethnobotany News

We found a passionflower tree! Its name is Flor de Mayo (Erblichia odorata)

On our expedition on April 7, 2022, in Aldea El Rosario, Livingston, Izabal, we were able to photograph this incredible passionflower tree, commonly called Flor de Mayo. Something unusual since passionflowers usually grows like a vine. This tree is incredible for the color of its flowers, very strong orange. When you see it, you feel…

We Found the Cacao de Montaña flowers! (Stenanona stenopetal)
Maya-Ethnobotany News

We Found the Cacao de Montaña flowers! (Stenanona stenopetal)

In one of our expeditions of the: “Proyecto de Documentación de Biodiversidad de Livingston” the path of Lagunita Creek (Río Sarstún) was visited. In it, we could see a cauliflorous tree that had red fruits growing from its trunk. The tree had already flowered that year, so they wanted to investigate with our plant scouts…

New Infographic Material in MayanToons
Educational material FLAAR Mesoamerica MayanToons News

New Infographic Material in MayanToons

Guatemala is a country with great natural and cultural wealth; however, many people are still unaware of much of the diversity that the territory possesses. One of the objectives of FLAAR Mesoamerica has always been the dissemination of scientific information for both academics and children who want to learn more about the various species of…

Maya trek: a unique tour of the Mayan society in the tropical jungle
FLAAR Mesoamerica News

Maya trek: a unique tour of the Mayan society in the tropical jungle

The Biotopo Protegido San Miguel La Palotada El Zotz is a place where you can enjoy nature, archaeological sites, and bats. If you like trekking this place may be a good option for you. El Peñón de los Muercielagos – El Zotz. Drone Photo by Haniel López. February 16th The Maya Trek is a 60…