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Acevedo, Andrea Nájera
The conservation of thorn scrub and dry forest habitat in the Motagua Valley, Guatemala: promoting the protection of a unique ecoregion
Iguana: Conservation, Natural History, and Husbandry of Reptiles
Journal Article
Ctenosaura palearis
The semi-arid region of the Motagua Valley in northeastern Guatemala has been classified as an ecoregion in the classification developed by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) (Dinerstein et al. 1995) based on its biodiversity and high degree of endemism, among other unique qualities. Because the region is also highly threatened, the Guatemalan NGO Fundación Defensores de la Naturaleza (FDN), with the support of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and Dutch cooperation, are leading a participatory and interinstitutional conservation program.