environmental volunteering in Nicaragua


In Defense of Nature

An initiative of FUNDECI/GAIA

We present In Defense of Nature to inform the public about the problems and achievements in protecting wild nature in Nicaragua.

#1 (2007)

#2 (2008)

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Laguna de Apoyo Research Station

Scuba Diving in Lake Apoyo

Laguna de Apoyo, Nicaragua

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The arrow cichlid, Amphilophus zaliosus, discovered in 1976. This species is one of six (and possibly many more) found only in Lake Apoyo.


birdwatching Nicaragua

Aura Cruz, Jaime Obando and Pablo Somarriba cross a stream during study of the Golden-cheeked Warbler. Our team conducts bird studies throughout the country. Photo by Don Mackler.


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The environment of Laguna de Apoyo is natural and nearly unspoiled


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The natural beauty of Laguna de Apoyo is unsurpassed in Central