Estación Biológica Las Guacamayas
Estación Biológica Las Guacamayas (EBG) is a facility essential for the conservation of the natural resources and cultural heritage of the southeastern of the Laguna Del Tigre National Park, within the Mayan Biosphere Reserve, located in Petén, Guatemala.
Our main areas of work are: Conservation, biology research, community development, and environmentally and socially responsible tourism. This approach is based upon the principles of social and environmental responsibility, which is achieved by promoting the protection and conservation of natural and cultural resources in this important rainforest, as well as expanding the economic alternatives of the neighboring communities.
The landscape consists of tropical rain forest in which are species like the Scarlet Macaw (Ara Macao Cyanoptera), Jaguars (Pantera Onca), Tapirs (Tapirus Bairdii), as well as a great variety of resident and migratory birds, reptiles and amphibians. These are also mixed wetlands in the upper basin of the river San Pedro Martir which play a fundamental role in the regulation the hydro-biological cycle, crucial to maintaining the reserves of the country's largest source of freshwater.
Promote the conservation of the natural resources and cultural heritage of the southeastern portion of Laguna Del Tigre National Park, within Guatemala’s Mayan Biosphere Reserve.
Be a Biological Station that preserves biodiversity in its natural state, promoting scientific research and the sustainable development of our neighboring communities, improving their quality of life through economic and educational alternatives, related to the conservation of natural resources.