Research and Conservation Biology in Nicaragua

 

Research and Conservation Projects

FUNDECI/GAIA

biodiversity studies in Nicaragua

Many FUNDECI/GAIA projects are associated with the volcanic crater lakes of Nicaragua, including Laguna de Xiloá and Laguna de Apoyo. The volcanic crater lakes of Nicaragua were officially named protected areas in 1991. Map by Ad Konings.

Through promotion of scientific research and conservation activities, FUNDECI/GAIA helps to strengthen the protection of the environment in Nicaragua. Each project can be found on the link below.

Biodiversity and Ecology of the Midas Cichlid Species Complex

Fish studies

Wintering Ecology of the Golden-cheeked Warbler

Management Plan Laguna de Apoyo Nature Reserve

Raptor Migration

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Reforestation and Restoration of Wilderness Areas

Community development in Chiltepe Peninsula Nature Reserve

Scuba Diving in Lake Apoyo

In Defense of Nature

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Laguna de Apoyo nature tourism

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 America.

 

Golden-cheeked Warbler

The forest inside 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 "Héroes y Mártires de Xiloá" school near the shore of Laguna de Xiloá in Chiltepe Peninsula Nature Reserve

 

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Field identification of the reptiles of Laguna de Apoyo Nature Reserve. Photo by Kolby Kirk.

wildlife research and conservation

Many species of snakes are common in Laguna de Apoyo Nature Reserve. Photo by Lewis Honour.

nature studies in Nicaragua

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