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Laura Klappenbach

Saving Guatemala's National Bird

By October 28, 2004

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Guatemala's national bird, the quetzal (Pharomachrus mocino), faces serious threats from habitat destruction, logging, cattle ranching, forest fires, and even the depletion of the water supply that feeds their habitat. Find out what local people are doing to combat these threats and increase the quality of habitat for the quetzal.


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