Conservation and Sustainability in Belize
Travellers looking for their next adventure in 2022 need look no further than Belize, offering visitors a sun-soaked coastline dotted with exotic islands, wildlife rich rainforests, ancient Mayan ruins, and the second largest barrier reef in the world. Discover more abut conservation and sustainability in Belize.
With pioneering conservation initiatives in the Maya Forest, and a new 375 ft wreck dive site there has never been a better time to grab life in Belize.
Belize creates new dive wreck site and reef enhancement project
Home to the second largest barrier reef in the world, Belize is regularly heralded as one of the best diving destinations for marine exploration. To help preserve its natural reef, the Belize Tourism Board has combined with the Turneffe Atoll Sustainability Association as well as Blackbird Caye Resort to sink a ship, called The Wit Concrete. Located at Blackbird Caye, here divers can view the country’s underwater life, which includes dolphins, turtles and manatees. The tourism department believes that the project will re-enforce Belize’s status as one of the best diving destinations in the world.
Maya Forest Corridor Jaguar Conservation Project
Belize is leading the way for the conservation of Jaguars in Central America with the Maya Forest Corridor by working with Re:wild and local partners to acquire the land needed to safeguard the Maya Forest Corridor. This tiny tract of forest connects two diverging areas of the Maya Forest, offering genetic connectivity between Belize’s two jaguar conservation units, without which, this endangered species would be one step closer to extinction. Other species that benefit from the corridor include the spider monkey, the endangered Baird’s tapir and the critically endangered Central American river turtle.
Follow James Clark on his Belize Holidays through jungle and barrier reef.
For further information on the things to do in Belize please visit www.travelbelize.org.
Mark Bibby Jackson
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