Photo of Benedicto Grijalva

Benedicto spent his childhood in the Petén region of Guatemala, surrounded by lush rainforest filled with exotic birds, and fascinating Mayan ruins. There he developed a keen interest in the conservation of both natural and cultural resources. A graduate in the Management of Tropical Forests, Benedicto has been leading tours throughout Guatemala for many years and now runs his own company that specialises in birdwatching, where he can combine his expertise and passions for wildlife, culture and conservation. This role allows him to spend time in the field, in contact with flora and fauna, but also stay in touch with different ethnic groups, and thus enhance his personal growth