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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!

Oxyrhopus petolarius turns up for dinner at Las Guacamayas

While waiting for our dinner last night this false-coral calico snake (Oxyrhopus petolarius) turned up outside the dining room. I have not seen one for a few years now. It was one our target species during the El Niño Biodiveristy Assessment. This is the first one I...

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Coral snake on way to jungle jaccuzi.

I found this coral snake (Micrurus diastema) on my way to the dining room at Las Guacamayas last night (12/06/16). it crossed the path buy levofloxacin 500 mg right in front of me on its way to the "jaccuzi."   NOTES FROM THE FIELD: Rowland, 14 June...

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