Laguna del Tigre National Park

Location:Guatemala
IUCN Category:II
Area:718,533 acres (290,780 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data
Köppen climate classification:Aw (Climate: equatorial; Precipitation: winter dry)

Ecoregions

Petén-Veracruz moist forests

Soils

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Protected Area Boundary
 AB
   
Share60 %40 % 
Soil TypeRendzic LeptosolsEutric GleysolsEutric Cambisols
Topsoil TextureMediumMediumMedium
Reference Depth30 cm100 cm100 cm
DrainageImperfectlyPoorModerately well
Available Water Capacity50 mm150 m150 m
Topsoil Properties
Gravel29 %1 %1 %
Sand36 %40 %45 %
Silt39 %31 %31 %
Clay25 %29 %24 %
USDA TextureLoamClay loamLoam
Reference Bulk Density1.36 g/cm³1.35 g/cm³1.38 g/cm³
Bulk Density1.33 g/cm³1.34 g/cm³1.38 g/cm³
Organic Carbon1.85 %0.93 %0.87 %
PH7.76.16.6
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity91 cmol kg⁻¹34 cmol kg⁻¹50 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity29 cmol kg⁻¹13 cmol kg⁻¹15 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation100 %81 %91 %
Total Exchangeable Bases29 cmol kg⁻¹10.5 cmol kg⁻¹13.7 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate11.2 %0 %0.3 %
Calcium Sulphate0.1 %0 %0.1 %
Exchangeable Sodium1 %2 %2 %
Electrical Conductivity0.2 dS m-10 dS m-10.1 dS m-1
Subsoil Properties
Gravel 1 %1 %
Sand 37 %43 %
Silt 28 %30 %
Clay 35 %27 %
USDA Texture Clay loamClay loam
Reference Bulk Density 1.31 g/cm³1.36 g/cm³
Bulk Density 1.43 g/cm³1.39 g/cm³
Organic Carbon 0.33 %0.34 %
PH 6.47
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity 38 cmol kg⁻¹52 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity 14 cmol kg⁻¹15 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation 86 %94 %
Total Exchangeable Bases 12 cmol kg⁻¹14.1 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate 0.1 %0.4 %
Calcium Sulphate 0 %0.1 %
Exchangeable Sodium 2 %2 %
Electrical Conductivity 0 dS m-10.2 dS m-1
Soil data provided by FAO/IIASA/ISRIC/ISSCAS/JRC, 2012. Harmonized World Soil Database (version 1.2). FAO, Rome, Italy and IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria.
Köppen climate classification provided by Kottek, M., J. Grieser, C. Beck, B. Rudolf, and F. Rubel, 2006: World Map of Köppen-Geiger Climate Classification updated. Meteorol. Z., 15, 259-263