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Conservation in Laguna del Tigre National Park, Guatemala

Conservation in Laguna del Tigre National Park   Since 2013 Indigo Expeditions has been monitoring the amphibian and reptile populations of the south east region of Laguna del Tigre National Park. Laguna del Tigre is around 300,000ha, and is the largest core zone...

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Morelet’s Conservation Project – Guatemala

Morelet's Crocodile - Guatemala I first encountered crocodylians in the wild during my visit to the tropics in Peru. Sitting in a canoe at night surrounded by huge black caiman (Melanosuchus niger) is a memory I will never forget. Since that first experience in 2006 I...

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Salamander extravaganza in Guatemala

Salamanders of Guatemala There are around 50 species of salamander found in Guatemala and they all belong to a family called the Plethodontidae, also known as the lungless salamanders. Having no lungs, they breathe by absorbing oxygen through their skin and mouth...

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Saving the spikethumb frog of Alta Verapaz

Spikethumb frog of Guatemala Plectrohyla teuchestes is one of the most endangered frogs in Central America. Until recently, it was known only from one location in Guatemala. In 2015 it was found on an Indigo Expedition some 40km away from original sightings, in the...

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News from the Field!

Beautiful black-tailed Indigo snake cruises through gardens.

We were stunned to find this beautiful black-tailed Indigo snake (Drymarchon melanurus) cruising through the gardens of Las Guacamayas during our recent expedition to Laguna del Tigre National Park. Seriously one of my favourite all time snakes!! NOTES FROM THE FIELD:...

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Topical tropical whipsnake!

Yet again Las Guacamayas comes up trumps. This tropical whipsnake (Coluber mentovarius) was found in between the kitchen and dining room earlier today. It is the first full record of the species in Laguna del Tigre National Park NOTES FROM THE FIELD: Rowland Griffin,...

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Reviews & Reports

A field guide review of the herps of the Maya world

We welcome people with a wide range of experience levels, from professional herpetologists to amateur enthusiasts. Training will always be provided and help given where needed, so in theory you need come armed only with enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. However,...

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El Nino Biodiversity Assessment Report

Indigo Expeditions identified the need for further surveys in Laguna del Tigre National Park to assess the full impact of the 2015 El Niño phase on reptile and amphibian biodiversity. Funding for the El Niño Biodiversity Survey was secured through a 30 day...

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Review: Journey to meet the Jaguar!

Our passion covers all aspects of wildlife in and around the jungles, rivers, swamps and beaches of Guatemala. Some of my most memorable wildlife experiences have been chance encounters with birds and mammals in the forests surrounding Estacion Biologicas Las...

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Travelling to Guatemala and beyond!

In a slight departure from the norm, we are going to look now at books that don’t feature amphibians or reptiles! One of the pleasures in travelling can be the anticipation and excitement leading up to a trip as you think about your plans and routes and a good guide...

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Digging deeper. Timber, Tourists & Temples

There are many ways to appreciate a tropical forest; the beauty of the environment and the sheer diversity surrounding you are immediately apparent and remain in the mind long after you’ve returned home. For many people, especially on a first visit, this is enough –...

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Anecdotes & tails. Of herps & habitats.

This time we’ll be focussing on a book that has been around for quite a while but has lots of relevant information and a really nice feel to it, being written in a relaxed manner but still packing in plenty of facts. The book is ‘Amphibians and Reptiles of Northern...

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