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

What are the so called in Guatemala “zompopos de Mayo”?
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What are the so called in Guatemala “zompopos de Mayo”?

The well-known zompopo de mayo in Guatemala is an ant species that belongs to the leafcutter and fungi cultivator ant group in the Atta genus. In that sense, these are the ants that can be frequently seen forming rows and carrying leaf trimmings. The colonies of these ants are conformed by worker ants of different…

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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)
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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)
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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
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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…

Discovering “El Zotz”: Bats and Mayan culture
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Discovering “El Zotz”: Bats and Mayan culture

In February of this year, we had the opportunity to visit the Biotopo Protegido San Miguel La Palotada El Zotz as part of our ongoing Biodiversity Documentation project in La Reserva de la Biósfera Maya. The Biotope is located in the municipality of San José, Petén, 584 km from Guatemala City and 65 km from…