Guatemala City in Municipality of Guatemala, Guatemala
Mario Dary Rivera
y el personal del Parque
Zoologico Nacional "La Aurora"
rinden homenaje a la memoria del
Licenciado Mario Dary Rivera
Rector Magnifico de la Universidad de
San Carlos de Guatemala.
Ciudadano ilustre y destacado cientifico,
quien dedico parte de su vida a la conservacion
y mejoramiento de este parque zoologico.
Guatemala 15 de diciembre de 1981
and the personnel of the National Zoo "La Aurora"
give tribute to the memory of
Mario Dary Rivera
Honorable Chancellor of the University of San Carlos of Guatemala.
Illustrious citizen and outstanding scientist,
who dedicated part of his life to the conservation and
improvement of this zoological park.
Guatemala, December 15, 1981
Location. 14° 36.009′ N, 90° 31.623′ W. Marker is in Guatemala City, Guatemala, in Municipality of Guatemala. Touch for map. The marker is just to the south of the Tea House (Casa de Té) at the Guatemalan National Zoo. The entrance to the Zoo is just on the right off of
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carlos Merida (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Bernal Diaz de Castillo (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Fire at the Spanish Embassy in Guatemala (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Ramiro Samayoa Martínez (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Assassination of Manuel Colom Argueta (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); Simón Bolívar (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); Antonio José de Irisarri (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); General Francisco de Paula Santander (approx. 1.5 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guatemala City.
Regarding Mario Dary Rivera. Mario Dary Rivera (b. Sonsonate, El Salvador, 1928 - d. Guatemala City, Guatemala, December 15, 1981) was a Guatemalan biologist, ecologist and educator. As the marker mentions, he actively worked on the conservation and improvement of the Guatemala National Zoo. He held multiple positions at the University of San Marcos of Guatemala, up to being the Honorable Chancellor in 1981. He was behind the creation of multiple biotope (or habitat) parks throughout Guatemala, most famously his namesake park dedicated to the preservation of the quetzal
He was murdered by an armed group at the University on December 15, 1981 while walking to his parked car. Although a previously unknown group known as the Popular Resistance Committee (Comité de Resistencia Popular) claimed responsibility, this group was never implicated in the crime. It is a general conclusion that Rivera Dary was killed because of his conservation efforts which ran against the interests of groups that wished to exploit natural resources without regulation.
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