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With its coral reefs (Belize is home to the second longest barrier reef in the world) and large tracts of rainforest, Belize is a leading ecotourist destination in Central America. The Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Reserve, a protected section of subtropical rain forest surrounded by the Maya Mountains, is one of the country's best known parks.

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Entrance to St. Herman's Cave
Entrance to St. Herman's Cave


Clear creek pool
Clear creek pool


Jungle pool near ATM cave; habitat for cichlids
Jungle pool near ATM cave; habitat for cichlids


Corn planted on former rainforest land
Corn planted on former rainforest land


Slash-and-burn agriculture
Slash-and-burn agriculture


Slash-and-burn agriculture
Slash-and-burn agriculture


Pink flower
Pink flower


Red ginger
Red ginger


Light orange heliconia
Light orange heliconia


Gumbo limbo
Gumbo limbo "Tourist trees" used for treating rashes and sunburn


Liana wrapped around a rainforest canopy tree
Liana wrapped around a rainforest canopy tree


Half Moon Caye
Half Moon Caye


Turquoise waters seen through palm trees on Lighthouse Caye
Turquoise waters seen through palm trees on Lighthouse Caye


Sunset on Blackbird Caye
Sunset on Blackbird Caye



Jaguar Paw Cave


Sunrise seen from the beach of Blackbird Caye
Sunrise seen from the beach of Blackbird Caye


Harpy eagle
Harpy eagle


Red-footed Booby, Sula sula
Red-footed Booby, Sula sula


Male Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens)
Male Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens)


Emerald toucanet (Aulacorhynchus prasinus)
Emerald toucanet (Aulacorhynchus prasinus)


Keel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos salfuratus)
Keel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos salfuratus)


Black-headed Trogon (Trogon melanocephalus) eating a caterpillar
Black-headed Trogon (Trogon melanocephalus) eating a caterpillar


Great egret (Casmendius albus) (Local name in Belize: Gallin garza]
Great egret (Casmendius albus) (Local name in Belize: Gallin garza]


Flounder camouflaged in the sand
Flounder camouflaged in the sand


Frog with a green patch under its eye
Frog with a green patch under its eye


American crocodile
American crocodile


Spiny-tailed Iguana (Ctenosaura similis)
Spiny-tailed Iguana (Ctenosaura similis)


Green iguana in the rainforest canopy
Green iguana in the rainforest canopy


Unknown forest anole
Unknown forest anole


Boa constrictor (known as wowla in Belizean / local name)
Boa constrictor (known as wowla in Belizean / local name)


Black butterfly with green spots and an orange mark
Black butterfly with green spots and an orange mark


Jaguar (Panthera onca)
Jaguar (Panthera onca)


Margay (Leopardus wiedii)
Margay (Leopardus wiedii)


Cougar (Puma concolor) [Local name: red tiger]
Cougar (Puma concolor) [Local name: red tiger]


Gray fox (Urocyon cinerea argentieus) [local name: Zorro]
Gray fox (Urocyon cinerea argentieus) [local name: Zorro]



Jaguar


White tail deer (Odocoileus virginianus) [local name: Venado]
White tail deer (Odocoileus virginianus) [local name: Venado]


Black Howler Monkey (Alouatta pigra)
Black Howler Monkey (Alouatta pigra)


Black Howler Monkey (Alouatta pigra)
Black Howler Monkey (Alouatta pigra)


Male Black-handed Spider Monkey (Ateles geoffroyi)
Male Black-handed Spider Monkey (Ateles geoffroyi)


Spider monkey hanging in a tree
Spider monkey hanging in a tree


Male spider monkey standing
Male spider monkey standing


Mother Agouti (Dasyprocta punctata) with babies
Mother Agouti (Dasyprocta punctata) with babies


Baird's Tapir (Tapirus bairdii)
Baird's Tapir (Tapirus bairdii)




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Articles on environmental issues in Belize:

Belize News | Mongabay Environmental News

Belize News

Wie die Nachrichtenagentur Associated Press berichtet, hat die belizische Regierung vorgeschlagen, den Großteil der Hoheitsgewässer des Landes, die auch sieben UNESCO-Welterbestätten umfassen, für Offshorebohrungen nach Öl und Gas freizugeben. Momentan ist in Belize ein freiwilliges Moratorium ...

AP通信によるとベリーズ政府はベリーズの大部分の海域を石油・ガスの海洋掘削に開放することを提案した。この領域には、7つのユネスコ世界遺産が含まれている。今のところ同国は自発的に掘削を停止している。

D’après l’Associated Press, le gouvernement bélizien a proposé d’autoriser les forages de pétrole et de gaz dans la plupart de ses ...

Secondo lʼAssociated Press, il governo del Belize ha proposto di aprire alle perforazioni a mare per gas e petrolio gran parte ...

O governo de Belize propôs a liberação da maioria das áreas marinhas do país, incluindo sete Patrimônios Mundiais da UNESCO, para ...

据美联社报道,伯利兹政府已经计划开放大部分国有海洋区域进行近海石油天然气的钻探开采,其中包括七个被联合国教科文组织列为的世界遗产。伯利兹现在自愿禁止任何类似钻探行为。

El gobierno de Belice propone habilitar la mayor parte del área marina del país, inclusive los siete Sitios que UNESCO declaró ...

The government of Belize has proposed opening up most of the country's marine area, including seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites, to ...

A program that helps restore overfished areas through community-based marine conservation has won the Skoll Foundation's top prize for social entrepreneurship. ...

De acuerdo con un nuevo estudio de Nature Geoscience, la polución por combustibles fósiles podría haber causado un cambio meridional en ...

Loss of tropical forests accelerated roughly 60 percent during the 2000s, argues a paper published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. ...

Fossil fuel pollution may have caused a southern shift in a vital rainfall belt across Central America, according to a new ...

For thousands of years the jaguar was a God, then it was vermin to be destroyed, and today it is the ...

Carbon emissions from selective logging operations in tropical rainforests are roughly a sixth of those from outright forest clearing, finds a ...

From massive hotel development through the agriculture industry, humans are destroying the second largest barrier reef in the world: the Mesoamerican ...

In Belize, the uncontrolled and often illegal harvesting of rosewood has been, and still is, one of the major environmental issues ...

The Belizean government has approved an application by US Capital Energy to drill exploratory wells for oil in the Sarstoon Temash ...

La deforestación en Belize ha cobrado aceleración desde 2010, reporta una reciente valoración satelital de la cobertura forestal de este pequeño ...

Deforestation in Belize has accelerated since late 2010, reports a new satellite-based assessment of the tiny Central American country's forest cover ...

At the end of March in southern Belize the sun beats down through blackened trees onto what was the only known ...
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