Archive for the ‘Guatemala’ Category

Colum’s Column: Sand storm in Guatemala

June 25, 2015

Two in the morning and I get this Skype noise! Colum in Guatemala. Murders, potentially rabid bats, three new parrots confiscated by authorities and dumped on his desk. That’s normal for a slow day at the ARCAS office. He tells me that he is now being bombarded by sand from the Sahara.

I asked him for evidence. He sent me this.

I am now going back to bed.

From: Colum Muccio [mailto:colum_muccio@hotmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2015 2:21 AM
To: Hugh and Midori Paxton
Subject: Sand storm in Guatemala

http://www.prensalibre.com/guatemala/comunitario/particulas-de-arena-del-desierto-sahara-caen-en-guatemala

Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Association, Guatemala
Asociación Rescate y Conservación de Vida Silvestre, Guatemala
(cc502)5704-2563, 7830-1374
www.arcasguatemala.com
Colum_Muccio
arcasguatemala

Yellow-naped Parrot/Loro Nuca Amarilla

December 15, 2013

Hugh Paxton’s Blog just got this lot from our heroic correspondent in Guatemala. Read on parrot lovers and conservationists and anybody who gives a damn! Cheers! Hugh

Report South Coast COLORES Tour FINAL ESP.pdf
Report South Coast COLORES Tour FINAL.pdf

Guatemala: ARCAS wildlife release ecotours

April 11, 2013

Hugh Paxton’s Blog has participated in several wildlife releases in the forests in northern Guatemala and strongly recommends them. Just got this in from Colum.

From: Colum Muccio [mailto:colum_muccio@hotmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, April 11, 2013 5:41 AM
Subject: ARCAS wildlife release ecotours

Greetings friends,

Attached I am sending you some information on a new, higher-end tour we are offering for a select few customers who want to participate directly in an animal release in the Mayan Biosphere Reserve. The tour costs $1,970 per person all included for a maximum group of four. These animal releases are real adventures; I have participated in several. Half of the fun is the monstor truck ride into some of the most remote and pristine rainforest sites you will ever see in Central America. Profits from these ecotours will be used to support ARCAS’s wildlife rescue and conservation activities in Peten. Let us know if you know of anyone interested.

Colum

Colum Muccio
Administrative Director
Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Association (ARCAS)
Address: Lote 6, Calle Hillary, Km 30 Carretera Interamericana, San Lucas Sacatepequez, Guatemala
International mail address: Section 717, PO Box 52-7270, Miami, FL 33152-7270
Tel: (cc502)7830-1374, -4273, 5704-2563 (cell) E-mail: Colum_Muccio Website: www.arcasguatemala.com

Anuncio liberacion junio 2013.pdf

Rehabilitating a nutria/Rehabilitando una nutria

February 11, 2013

Hugh Paxton’s Blog must pass this message on! Nutrias. Anybody out there know how to rehabilitate a nutria?

Over to Colum, our blog columnist in Guatemala! Always something special from him!

We received this nutria pup at our rescue center in Hawaii on the Pacific coast of Guatemala. if you know of anyone who has experience rehabilitating and releasing nutrias, please let us know. More details are available on Facebook at ARCAS and ARCAS Hawaii Guatemala

Recibimos esta nutria cachorro en nuestro centro de rescate en Hawaii en la costa Pacifica de Guatemala. Si conocen de alquien que tiene experiencia rehabilitando y liberando nutrias lo agradeceriamos si nos pudia conectar. Para mas informacion, ver nuestras paginas de Facebook: ARCAS y ARCAS Hawaii Guatemala

Colum Muccio
Administrative Director
Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Association/Asociacion Rescate y Conservacion de Vida Silvestre (ARCAS)
Lote 6 Calle Hillary, Km. 30 Carretera Interamericana
San Lucas Sacatepequez, Guatemala
Tel: 7830-1374, Cell: 5704-2563
E-mail: Colum_Muccio Website: www.arcasguatemala.com

Hugh Paxton Blog Sea Turtle Hatchery Fundraising Appeal: Hawaii Hatchery Campaign

February 3, 2013

Hugh Paxton’s Blog wants your money! Or more precisely, my buddy, Colum (one of this blog’s more negligent columnists), wants your money.

I’ve known Colum for many years and for as many of the years that I have known him he has been active in sea turtle conservation in Guatemala. It’s tough turf. If a volcano isn’t erupting, there’s drug gang warfare action, or wildlife poaching, or political assassinations or a hurricane. But Guatemala’s a great country despite its colourful way of life and its habit of lurching from catastrophe to catastrophe. It has a vibrant magic to it that once you’ve tasted you never forget. And the NGO, ARCAS, which Colum is directing, is a kick-arse operation. Their heads have been bloodied repeatedly but remain un-bowed.

Here’s the stuff he sent me.

Brothers, sisters, spare a dime! Or, if you are feeling rich, spare a hundred dollars. Money well spent!

Over to Colum!

Don Hugo,

Greetings my friend! I hope all’s well there for you. Here’s some info on our Hatchery Reconstruction Campaign. If you could help with a donation and/or send this information to your friends and family with a menacing note, I would appreciate it. Thanks amigo! Let’s Skype when you get the chance.

The ARCAS campaign to rebuild the Hawaii Hatchery just went live on StartSomeGood. Please check it out, share with your friends and contribute. We only receive funds if we meet our goal.

Acabamos de iniciar nuestra Campania para la reconstruccion del Tortugario Hawaii con StartSomeGood. Por favor visita el sitio de web, contribuya y campartirla con sus amigos. Solo recibimos la donacion si logramos la meta.

http://www.startsomegood.com/venture/arcas/campaigns/show/build_a_hatchery__save_a_species

Colum Muccio
Administrative Director
Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Association/Asociacion Rescate y Conservacion de Vida Silvestre (ARCAS)
Lote 6 Calle Hillary, Km. 30 Carretera Interamericana
San Lucas Sacatepequez, Guatemala
Tel: 7830-1374, Cell: 5704-2563
E-mail: Colum_Muccio Website: www.arcasguatemala.com

Feliz Año Nuevo from ARCAS

January 18, 2013

Hugh Paxton’s Blog is always delighted to hear from Colum, our man in Guatemala. It’s called proof of life.

Over to him!

Happy New Years from your amigos at ARCAS. Our many thanks to our friends and donors around the world for their support, and best wishes for a peaceful and sustainable 2013.

Colum

Colum Muccio
Administrative Director
Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Association/Asociacion Rescate y Conservacion de Vida Silvestre (ARCAS)
Lote 6 Calle Hillary, Km. 30 Carretera Interamericana
San Lucas Sacatepequez, Guatemala
Tel: 7830-1374, Cell: 5704-2563
E-mail: Colum_Muccio Website: www.arcasguatemala.com

Colum’s Column: Newsletter from Guatemala

October 20, 2012

Oh, and have you seen the latest episode of the tragicomedy that is Guatemalan politics and life? The government sent police/troops to control a disturbance in Totonicapan of some indigenouse people complaining about the cost of electricity, and rather than rubber bullets and tear gas, they opened up with live fire a la South Africa, killing 9 people. 9 people!!! It’s hard to justify that as a stray bullet or accidental… This, coming from an administration headed by a general who came to power under law and order. The press cornered the Governance Minister whose response was "9 people, hell, that’s nothing in Guatemala! More people die each day in car crashes."

This administration is slowly dropping in ranking, rivalling some of the worst.

Stay tuned.

Colum Muccio
Administrative Director
Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Association/Asociacion Rescate y Conservacion de Vida Silvestre (ARCAS)
Lote 6 Calle Hillary, Km. 30 Carretera Interamericana
San Lucas Sacatepequez, Guatemala
Tel: 7830-1374, Cell: 5704-2563
E-mail: Colum_Muccio Website: www.arcasguatemala.com

Oaxaca arribada

October 2, 2012

Hugh Paxton’s blog is always delighted to hear from our man in Guatemala! It means he’s still alive! Enjoy this sea turtle action!

From: Colum Muccio [mailto:colum_muccio@hotmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2012 12:26 AM
To: Hugh and Midori Paxton
Subject: Oaxaca arribada

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=mY29SNy0Y9Y

Colum Muccio
Administrative Director
Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Association/Asociacion Rescate y Conservacion de Vida Silvestre (ARCAS)
Lote 6 Calle Hillary, Km. 30 Carretera Interamericana
San Lucas Sacatepequez, Guatemala
Tel: 7830-1374, Cell: 5704-2563
E-mail: Colum_Muccio Website: www.arcasguatemala.com

Wildopeneye new post: ARCAS reports 50 sea turtles per night at height of the nesting season

September 6, 2012

New post on Wild Open Eye

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ARCAS reports 50 sea turtles per night at height of the nesting season

by wildopeneye

Colum Muccio of ARCAS

Colum Muccio of ARCAS

Here’s the latest ARCAS news from the nesting beaches of Biotopo Hawaii on Guatemala’s Pacific Coast. Well done to all involved.

"We are entering the height of the sea turtle season and are counting up to 50 turtles per night in 8kms we patrol! As of August 31st, we have collected a total of 6,931 olive ridley eggs. 17% of these were found by our hard-walking volunteers, the rest donated by locals. We are slightly ahead of the egg count for this same time last year. We have also had our first hatchlings: 248 have hatched from 6 different nests. We have renovated the small hatchery thanks to the amazing efforts of Megan Reeve, Ryan Lupton, and Sabine Priestaff. Many thanks to them and all the other volunteers! Let us know if you can make a donation for the Sponsor a Nest program."

For more information about the wildlife conservation work of ARCAS in Guatemala please see their website.

wildopeneye | 05/09/2012 at 9:40 pm | Tags: ARCAS Guatemala, hatchery, olive ridley, Sea turtles, sponsor a nest program | Categories: Conservation, The World’s Water | URL: http://wp.me/p10R9B-dT

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Colum’s Column: Olive ridley poached in El Cebollito, Guatemala

August 18, 2012

Hugh Paxton’s Blog just got this from our columnist In Guatemala on more sea turtle poaching. People! At times inspirational! At times (like this) degraded things.

Hugh

Tortuga asesinada, 14-8-2012BOLETINPRENSAIngles.docx


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