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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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