Scientific research is an important pillar of The Guacamayas Biological Station and the primary reason for the Station’s existence.
Within the rainforest where the Station is located, there are many species of important biological and conservational significance, including the Scarlet Macaw (Ara Macao Cyanoptera), the Jaguar (Panthera Onca), the wild pig (Tayassu Pecari), the Petén Crocodile (Crocodylus moreletii), the white turtle (Dermatemys Mawii), Tapirs (Tapirus bairdii), and a wide variety of other species of fauna and flora.
A large Biological Station like the Guacamayas is of interest to many researchers working with wild fauna or flora. Priorities for the station include research on climate change, the toxicity of rivers (San Pedro, Sacluc and San Juan), and the growth rates of rainforest trees.
The station provides the necessary infrastructure and a comfortable working environment for all scientists. We also have trained staff available to assist investigators.
Since the Guacamayas Biological Station is located within the Laguna del Tigre National Park, all research projects must request special permission from the National Council for Protected Areas (CONAP), who is the administrator of National Parks in Guatemala. Each researcher must also register as an investigator with CONAP. It is advisable that the application to perform the relevant studies at the Station should be submitted at least two months before the start of the investigation.
If you are interested submitting an application, please contact us. We are at your service for any questions or assistance you may have.