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Glamorous Glass frogs… jewels of the forest.

Glamorous Glass frogs. Jewels of the forest. It’s true to say that until recently my herpetological interests focussed primarily on reptiles,...

Abronia – alligator lizards of the cloud forests

Abronia - alligator lizards of the cloud forests The cloud forests of the tropics are mysterious places cloaked in mist and draped in lichen...

Close Encounters With Snakes – Memoirs of a Herpetologist

Close Encounters With Snakes – Memoirs of a Herpetologist. Over the years I have been blessed with some incredible animal encounters, and many of them have been with snakes.

Indigo Field Notes

When Identifying Coral Snakes

When Identifying Coral Snakes

When Identifying Coral Snakes When identifying coral snakes we often think of  ‘red to black venom lack, red to yellow kill a fellow’. This...

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Explore with Indigo

Conservation is at the heart of everything we do. Our expeditions and nature tours contribute directly to wildlife conservation projects.

Agroecology in the cloud forests of Alta Verapaz, Guatemala

Agroecology in the cloud forests of Alta Verapaz, Guatemala Corn is a sacred crop to the Mayan peoples of Guatemala. Unfortunately the cultivars most commonly used in the cloud forests require pesticides and fertilisers to grow well, and this destroys soil quality....

Snake Declines Linked to Frog Fungus

Snake Declines Linked to Frog Fungus The decline of amphibian species due to a fungal disease called chytridiomycosis (or chytrid for short) has been well documented. Many tropical amphibian communities have experienced dramatic declines in numbers, and several...

Seven Years in Guatemala – The Highlights

Seven years in Guatemala with Indigo Expeditions Looking back over last seven years of conservation and research in Guatemala - let's look at what Indigo Field Teams have achieved.   2013 In our very first year of working in Guatemala we ran four expeditions to...

A journey from ponds to jungles!

Field Notes Revisited: I am fortunate to spend a significant portion of the year in the tropics surveying the forests of Guatemala for amphibians and reptiles. This is a dream come true for me. While there is a huge need for conservation work in tropical regions, it...

Largest sea turtle release on record for Guatemala

Largest sea turtle release on record for Guatemala December 2019 saw the largest release of sea turtles known in Guatemala. During the first week of December 16,643 baby olive ridley sea turtles were released on the Pacific Coast of Guatemala. The endangered turtles...

Filming for nature conservation in Guatemala

Filming for nature conservation As a young boy growing up in the UK I was fascinated by wildlife documentaries. They seemed so far away and exotic, something that was out of reach, almost unachievable. At the same time, they sparked a fire that has only increased in...

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Amphibian Conservation

Alta Verapaz, Guatemala

Amphibian conservation

Our Amphibian Conservation Expeditions are open to anyone with an interest in the natural world, who wants to make a positive contribution to conservation.

Sea Turtle Conservation

El banco, Guatemala

Sea Turtle Conservation

Our Sea Turtle Conservation Expeditions are open to anyone with an interest in sea turtles, who wants to help protect the nesting beaches to ensure the continued survival of sea turtles at el Banco.

In Partnership with Estación Biológica el Banco

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Guatemala Nature

Filming for nature conservation in Guatemala

Filming for nature conservation in Guatemala

Filming for nature conservation As a young boy growing up in the UK I was fascinated by wildlife documentaries. They seemed so far away and exotic, something that was out of reach, almost unachievable. At the same time, they sparked a fire that has only increased in...

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Guatemala Nature

Our nature tours are designed for wildlife enthusiasts who wish to explore the less travelled road. They offer you the opportunity to visit projects at the leading edge of conservation.

In Partnership with Guatemala Nature Tours

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Glamorous Glass frogs… jewels of the forest.

Glamorous Glass frogs… jewels of the forest.

Glamorous Glass frogs. Jewels of the forest. It’s true to say that until recently my herpetological interests focussed primarily on reptiles, well snakes in fact. That is until my regular forays to Central America, and the neotropical forests of Guatemala started two...

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Abronia – alligator lizards of the cloud forests

Abronia – alligator lizards of the cloud forests

Abronia - alligator lizards of the cloud forests The cloud forests of the tropics are mysterious places cloaked in mist and draped in lichen and moss. Unlike the hot and humid lowlands, cloud forests can often feel cool and damp because they are usually covered in...

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