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Ranger Ricardo helps protect a nature reserve in Guatemala

Reserve ranger: Ricardo Coc Caal
Country: Guatemala
Partner organisation: Fundación Para El Ecodesarrollo y la Conservación (FUNDAECO)

Pristine lagoons sweep through the mangrove and tropical forest habitat of the Laguna Grande-Sarstún Reserve in the Caribbean Guatemala region.

Here ranger Ricardo works with local people to protect the reserves forest and wildlife. The region is home to five big cat species, visiting dolphins and manatees, River Otters, and the Mexican Black Howler Monkey.

Ricardo said: “I start each day in the reserve listening to the howls of the “Saraguate” or Howler Monkey. Saraguate are in danger because of forest loss; I feel proud because I take care of a place where they can still live and howl.”

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