Biodiversity catalog

Guatemalan Fir
Abies guatemalensis
pinabete
Guatemalan fir tree

Species IUCN Status

Vulnerable

Projects (Locations)

forest, guatemala

An evergreen tree endemic to Guatemala, the Guatemalan fir has been listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List as its numbers are diminishing due to threats such as land conversion for crops and cattle grazing, timber and fuel wood harvesting, and forest fires, and seasonal cutting for Christmas trees. The largest remaining stand of Guatemalan Fir is in the Totonicapan forest, where since 2005 Ecologic has collaborated with the 48 Cantons at our Forest of the Water Spirit project site to plant more than 210,000 trees and construct eight tree nurseries where the fir, along with other native trees, are grown for reforestation efforts.