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Mario Dary Rivera

 
 
Mario Dary Rivera Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 24, 2016
1. Mario Dary Rivera Marker
Inscription.
La Asociacion Guatemalteca de
Historia Natural
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

English translation:
The Guatemalan Association of Natural History
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

 
Erected 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 11a Avenida, coming off Boulevar
Mario Dary Rivera Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 24, 2016
2. Mario Dary Rivera Marker
The marker is in this lawn near the entrance to the Tea House at the Guatemalan National Zoo.
Liberación in Zone 11. Marker is in this post office area: Guatemala City, Guatemala 01011, Guatemala.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 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); 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); Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla (approx. 1.5 kilometers away); Israel and Guatemala Monument (approx. 1.6 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 in Purulhá,
The Tea House at the Guatemalan National Zoo image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 24, 2016
3. The Tea House at the Guatemalan National Zoo
Baja Verapaz.

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.
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkEducationEnvironmentWars, Non-US
 
Additional marker to Pedro Cofiño Kepfer image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 24, 2016
4. Additional marker to Pedro Cofiño Kepfer
This marker is near the entrance to the Zoo and is dedicated to a Guatemalan businessman and race-car driver. He was struck and killed by a crashing car while watching a race in 2007.


En memoria de
Pedro Cofiño Kepfer
(1998-2007)
Promotor de la Reconstruccion
del Parque Zoologico Nacional
La Aurora
"Las grandes obras las hacen los grandes hombres"
Guatemala de la Asuncion
Agosto 2007

English translation:
In memory of
Pedro Cofiño Kepfer
(1998-2007)
Promoter of the Reconstruction of
the La Aurora National Zoo
"Great works are made by great people"
Guatemala de la Asuncion
August, 2007
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 1, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 150 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 1, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   4. submitted on November 3, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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