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Importancia de los biólogos para Guatemala
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Importancia de los biólogos para Guatemala

Historia del Día del Biólogo en Guatemala A principios de la década de los setenta, Mario Dary Rivera, salvadoreño de nacimiento que vino al país con solo 2 años, fue pionero en la fundación de la Escuela de Biología en la Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala (USAC), con el objetivo de forjar profesionales de…

Medicinal plants of Guatemala: An approach to ethnobotany
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Medicinal plants of Guatemala: An approach to ethnobotany

Guatemala is widely known for being a Megadiverse country in terms of its natural and cultural resources, but this diversity is not only special for its uniqueness, but also for the management that has been given to it. The native people of the country have inherited important knowledge about the uses of plants for generations.…

Datos interesantes sobre algunos de los símbolos patrios de Guatemala
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Datos interesantes sobre algunos de los símbolos patrios de Guatemala

El 15 de septiembre conmemoramos el día de la independencia en Guatemala, por lo que es un buen momento para recordar sus símbolos representativos. A pesar de que reconocemos lo emblemáticos que son el quetzal, la monja blanca, la ceiba, la marimba y demás símbolos patrios, ¿qué tanto sabemos sobre ellos y su historia? El…

The Value of the Tropical Forests
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The Value of the Tropical Forests

Tropical forests or rainforests are located in the Intertropical Zone, between the Tropic of Capricorn and the Tropic of Cancer (look image 1), near the equatorial line. Its average annual temperature is generally above 24 ° C and its humidity is highly variable. They are considered megadiverse ecosystems because despite occupying just 3% of the…

¡Unámonos por el clima!
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¡Unámonos por el clima!

#HuelgaClimatica El cambio climático es uno de los principales problemas que enfrentamos como humanidad actualmente, porque nos afecta desde diferentes ámbitos como: la seguridad alimentaria, la salud, la economía, los derechos humanos… y la lista es cada vez más amplia. La acción climática es urgente y todos podemos contribuir de una u otra forma. Mucho…

Biodiversity in the Popol Vuh
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Biodiversity in the Popol Vuh

The Popol Vuh, also known as the Book of Counsels or the “Bible” of the Maya K’iche’. The Maya word “Pop” means power or sacred and “wuj” paper or book, so literally means Sacred Book. This book was perhaps written in hieroglyphic characters but the Mayan culture was attacked during the Spanish conquest and most…

A Place Called Mesoamerica
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A Place Called Mesoamerica

Do you ever wonder, what does Mesoamerica mean? This name appears in the history books we read at school, but the discussion and research about the breadth of its territory and culture needs to be explored even more. The word “Mesoamerica” has a Greek origin for the prefix “meso” which means “between something” or in…

Diversity at Lagunita Creek
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Diversity at Lagunita Creek

Located in the border between Guatemala and Belize, it is full of tropical flora and fauna diversity. It is one of the natural reserves managed by FUNDAECO. Here we could enjoy exploring pathways full of mushroom, flower and plant species. There’s a portion of the river in the entrance with turquoise freshwater were you can…

The amazing Birds Island in Livingston, Izabal
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The amazing Birds Island in Livingston, Izabal

It is located about 45 minutes away from Livingston center, by boat. You will be able to see the bird nests really on the mangroves close to the shore so you can see the mothers giving food to their chicks. The boat can get really close so you can take amazing pictures of some egrett…