Parque Nacional Laguna del Tigre

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Parque Nacional Laguna del Tigre

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  • Area: 
    335,080 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    17°27'N 90°51'W
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Parque Nacional Laguna del Tigre. 26/06/90; Petén; 335,080 ha; 17°27'N 090°52'W. Added to the Montreux Record, 16 June 1993. Biosphere Reserve, Protected Biotope. An extensive complex of low-lying, seasonally flooded forest, slow-flowing rivers, marshes, permanent lagoons, and seasonal water bodies forming part of Guatemala's largest wetland. Most of the large vertebrates of Guatemala, and species limited to the Yucatán and El Petén peninsula, are supported. A group of families whose activities include maize and bean cultivation, hunting and fishing, inhabit the site. Several areas of archaeological importance have been identified. Included in the Montreux Record in 1993 due to threats by illegal hunting and wood cutting. Subject of a Ramsar Advisory Mission in 1997. Ramsar site no. 488. Most recent RIS information: 1998.

Administrative region: 
El Petén

  • Global international designation: 
    • UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
  • National legal designation: 
    • Parque Nacional - Laguna del Tigre
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