Projects in Central America
Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources in Nicaragua (MARENA)
Volume 1, No. 3

MARENA carries out a large number of activities benefiting wetlands and coastal zones in Nicaragua and the region:

  • Through Fundación Amigos de la Tierra
    Socioeconomic and juridical analysis of Indio Maíz Biological Reserve, as the basis for future preparation of a management plan. Erick Ramírez
  • Identification of areas used for reproduction and egg-laying by fish in Los Guatuzos Wildlife Refuge, 1995. José A. Robleto
  • Findings of a socioeconomic survey and zoning workshop in the Municipality of San Juan del Norte, 1996. Erick Ramírez
  • Description of the principal aquatic ecosystems and hydrological resources in the area of San Juan del Norte-Indio Maíz Biological Reserve, 1996, José A. Robleto
  • Study of flora in Los Guatuzos Wildlife Refuge, 1995, by IUCN, UNAN-LEÓN
  • Report of the preliminary inventory of flora in Indio Maíz Biological Reserve, 1996, by Dr. Ricardo Rueda
  • Preliminary inventory of diurnal butterflies (Nymphalidae and Papilionidae families) in the southeast sector of San Juan del Sur and Río Indio, Indio Maíz Biological Reserve, 1996, by Javier Baltodano

Documents generated by the Los Guatuzos Project include the following topics:

  • Prospecting for fauna in Los Guatuzos Refuge, Gustavo Ruíz
  • Description of tropical wet forests in Indio Maíz Reserve, Alejandro Mejía
  • Preliminary description of fauna in Indio Maíz Reserve, southern sector, Teresa Zúñiga, Martín Lezama and Gustavo Ruíz
  • First workshop on ecotourism planning in Los Guatuzos Wildlife Refuge, prepared by Teresa Zúñiga
  • Description and assessment of forest communities in Los Guatuzos Wildlife Refuge, Alejandro Mejía and Ma. Angeles Pérez
  • Indices of Relative Abundance of Mammals in Los Guatuzos Wildlife Refuge, Teresa Zúñiga and Sonia Mota.
  • Diversity of habitat use: distribution of birds in Los Guatuzos Wildlife Refuge, Martín Lezama and Osmar Arróliga
  • Reproductive aspects of the Ñoca turtle (Trachemys scripta); abundance and distribution of cuajipal (caiman) in Los Guatuzos Wildlife Refuge, Gustavo Ruíz and Fabio Buitrago

MARENA also supports and carries out actions in association with other associations and foundations in the country, representing a large number of activities.

For more information contact Mr. Milton Camacho at tel.(505) 263 2618.

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