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Photo: NASA Marshall, Coastal Belize

In 2018 Planeta.com spotlights biodiversity and conservation in Belize. This page collects relevant links and resources related to the parks and reserves, archaeological sites and world heritage sites across the country. Suggestions are welcome.

Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System

The Mesoamerican Reef stretches 700 miles from Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula through Guatemala, to Honduras’ Bay Islands. For 184.5 miles, the reef passes through Belizean waters.

Along with the lagoons and atolls on either side of the main reef, the collection is known as the “Belize Barrier Reef System.”

In 1996, UNESCO designated the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System a World Heritage Site.

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/04/belize-restores-coral-reefs-oil-drilling-ban-environment

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belize_Barrier_Reef

https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/764

Great Blue Hole
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Blue_Hole

Rio Blanco National Park
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g3834920-d3807302-Reviews-Rio_Blanco_National_Park-Santa_Cruz_Toledo_District.html
https://www.lonelyplanet.com/belize/san-antonio/attractions/rio-blanco-national-park/a/poi-sig/1321176/1340763

Archaeological Sites
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nim_Li_Punit
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lubaantun

Parks
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary and Jaguar Preserve
Half Moon National Monument – NPS
Laughing Bird Caye National Park
Belize National Parks, Wildlife Sanctuaries, Monuments, Natural Reserves – Ambergriscaye.com
Bacalar Chico / Bird Sanctuaries / Burdon Canal Nature Reserve / Blue Hole National Park / Great Blue Hole, Lighthouse Reef / Chiquibul National Park and Caracol / Cockscomb Wildlife Sanctuary / Columbia River Forest Reserve / Community Baboon Sanctuary / Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary / Five Blues Lake National Park / Glover’s Reef Marine Reserve / Guanacaste National Park / Half Moon Caye Natural Monument / Hol Chan Marine Reserve / Laughing Bird Caye / Marco Gonzales / Mexico Rocks / Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve / Payne’s Creek National Park / Rio Bravo Conservation and Management Area / Shark Ray Alley / Shipstern Nature Reserve / Turneffe Atoll

Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/green-travel/message/4670
http://ambergriscaye.com/pages/town/bacalar.html
http://ambergriscaye.com/pages/town/parkbacalar.html
http://sanpedrosun.net/old/05-134.html

World Heritage Sites
Belize joined UNESCO on May 10th, 1982. The Belize Barrier Reef System is inscribed on the World Heritage List along with the seven protected areas that make up the Belize Barrier Reef System namely, Bacalar Chico Marine & Wildlife Reserve, Glovers Reef Marine Reserve, South Water Caye Marine Reserve, Sapodilla Cayes Marine Reserve, Half Moon Caye Natural Monument, Blue Hole Natural Monument, and Laughing Bird Caye National Park.

 

Environment
Programme for Belize
Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) –

https://www.facebook.com/pactbelize

https://twitter.com/pactbelize

Facebook
Ministry of Natural Resources
Belize Biodiversity Information System
Ambergris Caye
Caye Caulker
Belize Audubon Society
Belize Zoo – Blog
Protected Areas Conservation Trust
Ecotravels on the Sibun River

 

Wildlife Bingo
Baboons – Howler Monkeys

 

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