Guatemala is one of the world’s most biodiverse countries, but it also features ongoing and often complicated conservation challenges. Many species, especially those that are endemic to the country, are critically endangered, facing a very complex set of threats related to habitat loss, weak legislation, scarcity of capacity for biodiversity protection, unsustainable practices, and widespread poverty. For this reason, at FUNDESGUA we implement a variety of activities to support biodiversity conservation and human development in Guatemala.
Look at what we are doing!
Educational talk for the protection of the dry forest and its biodiversity.
We give talks in key villages in the department of El Progreso, to raise awareness about the conservation status of Heloderma charlesbogerti.
Women and men of all ages were able to interact with live animals during the activity.
These efforts raise awareness of the importance of the dry forest and connect local families with nature.
We inaugurated our first community nursery in the department of El Progreso.
As a team with the local community, we built and managed our first nursery in the department of El Progreso.
The nursery has native species specifically selected to restore the habitat of the region.
The support of the youth of the area has made possible the operation of the nursery that will generate thousands of trees to expand the forest coverage of our protected areas.
Working for the habitat restoration of the Abronia Campbelli lizard.
Families and farms join forces to create biological corridors for the conservation of the A. campbelli lizard and its associated biodiversity.
These trees, belonging to key native forest species, will grow to expand and connect the habitat of A. campbelli.
The ecosystem goods and services of the area will also be protected by this habitat restoration.