Meet the crocodiles and river turtles of the San Pedro River

Indigo Expeditions conduct crocodile research at Las Guacamayas, as part of our work in the Laguna del Tigre National Park, Guatemala.

Indigo Expeditions is collaborating with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the IUCN Crocodile Specialist Group, National Reptile Zoo, and CONAP to monitor the populations of Morelet’s crocodile (Crocodylus moreletii) and Central American river turtle (Dermatemys mawii) in the San Pedro and Sacluc rivers, in Laguna del Tigre National Park.

Research Project

The Research is based at Las Guacamayas where we carry out research alongside turtle and crocodile experts, in order to assess the status of both these species of endangered reptiles. Both crocodiles and turtles suffer from hunting pressure and habitat degradation.

Observational studies started in 2015 to collect long term population data in conjunction buy levaquin online without prescription with water quality monitoring. The research directly contributes to studies on the Central American River Turtle “Species Recovery Plan” for Guatemala, and the range wide population status assessment of Morelet’s crocodile.

Volunteer Researchers needed

We are looking for volunteer researchers to join us.Full training will be provided and your research will directly contribute to studies on the Central American River Turtle “Species Recovery Plan” for Guatemala, and the range wide population status assessment of Morelet’s crocodile.

If you would like to be part of this Project, and for more information, please get in touch! Places are limited, and there is an informal application process. We look forward to hearing from you!

Rowland Griffin

Crocodylus moreleti, Morelets crocodile, Indigo Expeditions

Crocodylus moreleti – Morelets crocodile (Photo: Rowland Griffin)

 

 

Published : 9th February 2015

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