Carlos Mejia Godoy


Arts and Culture in Nicaragua


Carlos Mejía Godoy

Singer-songwriter, humorist and musicologist of Nicaragua. Carlos Mejia has composed and recorded dozens of songs using a mixture folks styles from the Nicaraguan countryside, and social themes which relate to the poor, injustice, and rural life. Mejia composed the Misa Campesina Nicaraguense, a liturgical mass which was banned from use in churches by Pope John Paul II, for its allusions to Liberation Theology themes. Often accompanied by the group Los de Palacaguina, whose name refers to Cristo de Palacaguina, a country-gospel song composed by Mejia.

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Scuba Diving in Lake Apoyo

Apoyo Spanish School

Scuba Diving in Lake Apoyo

Arts and Culture in Nicaragua


Jeffrey McCrary

This baby squirrel was raised after falling from a tree. Today she has her own family in the trees above Estación Biológica.


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The environment of Laguna de Apoyo is natural and nearly unspoiled


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Seed collection is performed locally to promote the conservation of local genetic varieties of plants for reforestation.


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The forest inside the crater in Laguna de Apoyo Nature Reserve contains dozens of reptile species.


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Thanks to the efforts of FUNDECI/GAIA and the contributions of visitors to Estación Biológica, these children can attend the new, beautiful "Heroes y Mártires de Xiloá" school near the shore of Laguna de Xiloá in Chiltepe Peninsula Nature Reserve


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Field identification of the reptiles of Laguna de Apoyo Nature Reserve.

Misa Campesina Nicarguense

Many species of snakes are common in Laguna de Apoyo Nature Reserve.

Carlos Mejia Godoy

This tiny snake, Tantilla armillata, was the first to be found in Laguna de Apoyo Nature Reserve.