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Wild creatures in need get a second chance at Aces Wildlife Rescue

Aces Wildlife Rescue is a 24/7 emergency wildlife response team, rehabilitation facility, and sanctuary nestled in the heart of Ambergris Caye. Originally centered on crocodile conservation, the organization has undergone a remarkable transformation to meet the growing demand for general wildlife assistance on the island. By expanding their skills, knowledge base, and qualifications, they have committed themselves to serving their community and the various wildlife species of the Cayes.

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How to track animal of legend? Look for the poop!

A team of researchers led by the University of Cincinnati applied genetic and isotopic analyses to jaguar scat to investigate the habitat needs of the big cats in the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Preserve of Belize in Central America. The study demonstrates a novel and noninvasive technique for identifying the landscape use and conservation needs of elusive wildlife.

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BTB Inaugurates first Maya Pok-ta-pok Ball Court in Belize

The Ts’unu’un Pok-ta-Pok Ball Court, located at Jardín Pachamama on the Yo Creek – San Lazaro Road in the Orange Walk District, was officially inaugurated as part of the Belize Tourism Board’s (BTB) steadfast efforts to safeguard Maya heritage and promote tourism in northern Belize.

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Human Resources, Capacity-building, and Research Can Ensure Sustainable Forests in Belize

Belize has amazing examples of sustainable forest practices. Some recent successful forest management initiatives have occurred within the Maya Forest Corridor (MFC). A combination of human resources, capacity-building, and research is used as a step forward to achieve sustainability in this landscape. For example, science researchers and biologists from several organizations have monitored jaguars in the MFC using cameras and collaborated with students from universities in the United Kingdom and our very own University of Belize.

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Newly Renovated Sapphire Beach Resort Welcomes You for Your Next Belize Holiday

Sapphire Beach Resort, a premier travel destination located on the white sandy beaches of Ambergris Caye in Belize, unveils its newly renovated facilities and upgraded amenities designed to deliver tranquility and relaxation to every guest. Our recent renovations expertly combine modern indulgences with the idyllic allure of crystalline waters and unspoiled nature.

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Belize Recognized as one of the World’s Most Friendly Countries

Belize’s contagious, warm hospitality, stunning natural beauty, and cultural richness have earned the country international recognition as one of the friendliest nations in the world. This outstanding recognition of the Jewel was announced this week in the Condé Nast 2022 Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards.

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Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2022 Cover features Maye Musk and Belize

The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) is thrilled to share that Belize made the cover of the 2022 issue of the internationally renowned, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Magazine. The cover photo was taken in Placencia Village and features Maye Musk —supermodel, bestselling international author, and mother of billionaire Elon Musk.

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XE’IL BELIZE: Maya brand of clothing announced

Xe’il, meaning “True to our Roots” – a meaningful brand designed and developed to provide a source of economic empowerment to Mayan women and showcase the dawn of a fashion era emerging from Southern Belize. The establishment of Xe’il started in October of 2019 and was executed by the Sarstoon Temash Institute for Indigenous Management (SATIIM) with financial support from The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) through its Cultural and Creative Industries Innovative Fund (CIIF) to position Maya women as national artists and bring their creative products to a wider market, starting with new fashion designs adorned with Xokb’il Chuy.

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Belize eases Health and Safety Protocols for Tourists

As Belize moves forward to fully reopen and rebuild our tourism industry, the health and safety protocols for tourists continue to be reviewed and updated. At a press conference held on Friday, October 16th, 2020, further relaxation of the restrictions on movement of visitors were announced by the Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow. 

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COVID-19 Update for Travellers

In an effort to keep all travellers to Belize informed, we are providing the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 below. We do invite you to consider postponing, rather than cancelling your vacation, and visiting our beautiful jewel in the near future when these restrictions are reduced.

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The Artist of the Day, Joanna Magana

Born in Corozal Town in 1980, an only child, Joanna enjoyed the attention and care of her mother and grandparents. From very early in her life, Joanna showed interest in the expressive arts. During her years at primary school, she was very much involved in drama and dance presentations. She met an outstanding educator by the name of Mr. Sotero Cruz who became a mentor and an inspiring force behind Joanna’s artistic and academic abilities.

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