The Guatemalan Protected Area System (SIGAP, acronym in spanish), includes all the protected areas of the country and institutions involved in their administration; private nature reserves and co – administrators of some of them. The SIGAP was created to promote conservation, rehabilitation and protection of the biological diversity; as well as the country´s natural resources. This System covers about 32% of the national territory and integrates more than 260 protected areas classified in different management categories. Private Nature Reserves, Regional Municipal Parks, Biotopes and National Parks are some of the different management categories that are classified in the SIGAP. As expected, by maintaining the natural features almost intact, a considerable number of these protected areas are ideal sites for birding and enjoying biodiversity.
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