Savannas and Wetlands Satellite Photos & High Resolution Drone Photos – Parque Nacional Yaxha, Nakum and Naranjo, and Reserva de la Biosfera Maya
In Petén the largest savannas are three to four kilometers long and half a kilo- meter wide. In Africa there are millions of iconic animals in the savannas, often in giant herds. In savannas of the Maya Lowlands you rarely see a single solitary mammal during the day.
Today wetlands are considered important ecosystems with vital influence on global development and economy. It is well known that they have an active role in the water cycle, capture carbon from the atmosphere, and shelter a diverse number of organisms. In Guatemala, wetlands sustain migratory bird populations on their route to any of the hemispheres, they are the home of endemic species such as the Morelet’s crocodile (Crocodylus moreletii), and provide water to many of the animal species that inhabit the Maya Biosphere.
Dr. Nicholas Hellmuth
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