Eco-región Lachuá

Ramsar logo

Eco-región Lachuá

  • Country: 
  • Site number: 
  • Area: 
    53,523 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    15°52'N 90°40'W
Materials presented on this website, particularly maps and territorial information, are as-is and as-available based on available data and do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area, or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.


Eco-región Lachuá. 24/05/06; Alta Verapaz; 53,523 ha; 15°53'N 090°40'W. National Park. The Eco-región Lachuá comprises the "Laguna de Lachuá" National Park and its surrounding buffer zone. Among the most representative species reported in this site are the bat (Thyroptera tricolor) - only reported here for Guatemala - and a high concentration of mammals such as the cougar (Puma concolor), jaguar (Panthera onca), Baird's tapir (Tapirus bairdii), and various monkeys and reptiles including the well-known boa (Boa constrictor). Fisheries constitute an important resource for the local population. Potential oil exploration and disputes over the allocation of natural resources constitute the greatest threats to the site. Ramsar site no. 1623. Most recent RIS information: 2006.

Administrative region: 
Alta Verapaz

  • National legal designation: 
    • Parque Nacional - Laguna Lachuá
  • Last publication date: 


Ramsar Information Sheet (RIS)

Site map

Additional reports and documents