Katia Cardenal


Arts and Culture in Nicaragua


Katia Cardenal

Vocalist along with brother Salvador of Duo Guardabarranco and solo. She was first known as an interpreter, and later as a songwriter in her own right. Here, she interprets songs written by several artists, including her own authorship:


In Defense of Nature

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Scuba Diving in Lake Apoyo


Apoyo Spanish School


This baby squirrel was raised after falling from a tree. Today she has her own family in the trees above Estación Biológica. Photo by Jeffrey McCrary.


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The environment of Laguna de Apoyo is natural and nearly unspoiled.


Nicaraguan music Guardabarranco

Seed collection is performed locally to promote the conservation of local genetic varieties of plants for reforestation in Laguna de Apoyo Nature Reserve.


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The forest in side the crater in Laguna de Apoyo Nature Reserve contains dozens of reptile species.


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Thanks to the efforts of FUNDECI/GAIA and the contributions of visitors to Estación Biológica, these children can attend the new, beautiful "Heroes y Mártires de Xiloá" school near the shore of Laguna de Xiloá in Chiltepe Peninsula Nature Reserve.


Field identification of the reptiles of Laguna de Apoyo Nature Reserve

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Many species of snakes are common in Laguna de Apoyo Nature Reserve

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This tiny snake, Tantilla armillata, was the first of its species to be found in Laguna de Apoyo Nature Reserve. Photo by Louis Honor.