Ranger Ricardo: News
Reserve ranger: Ricardo Coc Caal
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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Read ranger Ricardo’s wildlife encounters and adventures from the field:
29 October 2014After three years as a World Land Trust (WLT) Keeper of the Wild, ranger Ricardo Coc is keen to continue his work to protect biodiversity. Donate to Keepers of the Wild »...
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11 July 2011The World Land Trust (WLT) visits our partner organisation in Guatemala to share skills and knowledge, while getting a first-hand insight into the conservation work we are helping...
05 July 2011Meet Ricardo Caal whose experience working with local communities will be invaluable in his job as a reserve ranger, funded by the World Land Trust’s Keepers of the Wild appe...