Igua was born in 1977 in Ipeti Kuna, a town in the Comarca Guna de Madungandí, one of the Guna indigenous territories in Panama. He got his bachelor’s degree from the Instituto Agropecuario Jesús Nazareno de Atalaya, situated in the province of Veraguas. Then, he traveled to study at the Mount Hood Community College, in Oregon, USA. He has more than 20 years of experience guiding in Panama and his interest in nature started at the beginning of the year 2000, later focusing more on birds in 2012.

He is married, has three kids, and lives in Carti Yandup, one of the 365 islands of the archipelago of the comarca Guna Yala, on the Caribbean coast of Panama. He has been collaborating with Canopy Family since 2018 and he loves to share his passion and knowledge about nature and birds obtained during his career as a professional guide.

Igua Jiménez
Igua with tourists in Darién