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Olive ridleys make their home at the Tortugario el Banco

Olive Ridleys make their home at the Tortugario el Banco   Olive ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) are the smallest of the seven species of sea turtles, reaching a length of about 60 centimetres. They are found throughout the worlds tropical waters. Olive...

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12 Days of Indigo Christmas Special!

“The 12 Days of Indigo”   With Christmas just around the corner its time of carols and festivities. This we are getting into the spirit of things with the help of some of our talented Research Assistants who created “The 12 Days of Indigo.” The lyrics were...

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Welcome to the tortugario el Banco, Guatemala

Welcome to the tortugario el Banco   The tortugario el Banco. Somewhere on the Pacific Coast of Guatemala you can find a small community called el Banco, where the volcanic sands on the beach provide ideal nesting conditions for three species of sea turtle, olive...

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Amphibians of Laguna del Tigre National Park

Amphibians of Laguna del Tigre National Park   Laguna del Tigre National Park is a challenging environment for amphibians. For a tropical forest it receives relatively little annual rainfall and most of that falls within just a few months each year. Due to high...

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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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