Guatemala seeks to promote ornithological tourism
Within the framework of the Bicentenary of Independence, INGUAT, in collaboration with the National Association of Ornithological Tourism, promotes the conservation of the National Bird.
In Guatemala, more than 700 bird species have been recorded between endemic and migratory. These biodiversity benefits have succeeded in positioning the country as a bird watching destination, thanks to the variety of regional endemic species that can be observed, including the Horned Turkey, Rose-headed Chipe and El Quetzal.
The Quetzal inhabits the tropical rainforests from southern Mexico to Panama. It is believed that there are about 50,000 individuals in its range. This is why the country is making efforts for the conservation of the national bird through the “Strategy for the Conservation of the Quetzal” which brings together different government institutions, the private sector, academy and local communities.
The General Director of INGUAT, Mynor Cordón, said: “Bird watching is a form of nature tourism that generates income for local communities and this can be done in open spaces, which are the preferred ones in the current context where all biosecurity measures can be applied in the tourism sector”.
The potential of nature and bird watching is also being promoted in the framework of the bird watching fair to be held in La Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez next April. The aim is to promote outdoor activities and appreciation of the biodiversity of the central volcanic chain. As well as the cloud forests and the pine and oak forests of the mountains surrounding the charming colonial city.
The National Avitourism Association is a platform that brings together different tourism professionals, researchers, scientists, specialised guides and nature lovers, promoting the development of the activity as a sustainable tourism product.
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