The Maya Biosphere Reserve contains more than 10 percent of Guatemala's total land area.

Much of Guatemala’s population is centered within the hilly valleys in and around its capital, Guatemala City, and its neighboring mountainous highlands, leaving its northern highlands and southern coastal areas sparsely populated. The country’s 14 ecoregions include mangrove forests, wetlands, lakes, lagoons, rivers and swamps. Almost 7 percent of its 1,200-plus animals species and 13.5 percent of its 8,000-plus plant species are endemic — and some of those are threatened.

Latest News & Features

Latest Photos


Stay Updated

Learn about the places you love and find out how you can help by signing up for Nature eNews.

I'm already on the list Read our privacy policy

Thank you for joining our online community!

We'll be in touch soon with more Nature Conservancy news, updates, and exciting stories.