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Posts By: Tamara Sniffin

San Pedro Tour Operators come to rescue the reef

Elkhorn coral is one of the most important corals in the Caribbean and along with staghorn coral and star corals have formed Caribbean coral reefs over the last 5,000 years. In the early 1980s a bacterial syndrome, known as white-band disease has now reduced the elkhorn and staghorn population to less than three percent of its former abundance. On Ambergris Caye, where reef-related tourism is paramount, one group of vested stakeholders have taken the lead in restoring reef areas that have been affected.

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Getting to know your beach buddies

There is something about the vast expanse of the horizon that allows your worries to drift over that unseen ledge, temporally disappearing from heart and mind. Along the way, shorebirds often scamper the waterline, escorting you on your sandy saunter.

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Cheese, Birds and Botanicals – three of the many things you can experience at Caves Branch Jungle Lodge

Caves Branch Jungle Lodge is renowned for the adventures they offer, and there is something for every level of intensity and area of interest. Want to take your taste buds on an adventure? How about sampling homemade cheese during a presentation at their onsite production house! Are you interested in learning about the exotic flora of Belize? Guests can opt for a guided tour of their amazing botanical gardens or just stroll the property on their own and learn from interpretative signage along the way.

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Placencia; Stay & Play

The second most popular tourism destination in the country, visitors flock to the peninsula for her vast beaches, laidback atmosphere, wide variety of places to stay and tons of water sports to be enjoyed.

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Kiss Your Lobster Goodbye

For the lucky lobster the closed season coincides with their reproductive season, how apropos! Maybe we should we send them off with champagne and romantic music?

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Misty Mountain Solitude at Gaïa Riverlodge

There are a handful of resort properties within the Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve, each exceptional in their unique way, but one that stands alone in stellar location and hospitality is the one and only Gaïa Riverlodge.

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Birding…there’s an app for that!

This invaluable information not only provides big-picture data such as population trends and changes but helps those who visit Belize in knowing where to go when pursuing their avian dreams.

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Belize; one of the last strong-holds for the White-lipped Peccary

Thought to be the ‘canary in the coalmine’ for Mesoamerica’s forests due to their ecological sensitivity, their loss could indicate the beginning of the end for Central America’s wilderness. We need to take immediate action to save Mesoamerica’s last wild places and their incredible wildlife.

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Bird lovers are flocking to Belize

As if scenic landscapes, countless birds and amazing guides weren’t enough, where will you stay during your birding adventure? This is the icing on the cake! Belize has a number of secluded jungle lodges that offer the best in accommodations and comfort with birding tours starting at your doorstep.

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Leave nothing but memories behind

Our commitment to protecting these environmentally sensitive areas that are home to unique and even endangered flora and fauna above and below our Caribbean Sea runs deep, and we are proud to share the beauty of Belize with the thousands of visitors who grace our country each year.

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Lobster and Conch – Seasonal Eating Assures Sustainability

Responsible tourism means being “in the know” when it comes to dining out or purchasing product from a local fisherman. If you are offered lobster or conch when it is out of season, your refusal to purchase it helps to discourage illegal fishing while ensuring productive harvests in the future.

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