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Posts By: Tamara Sniffin

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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Hatchet Caye, an Emerald Isle Paradise

From every vantage point on this 7.5-acre oasis there is no doubt you are on an island, with breathtaking seascapes where ever you look. Replete with a handful of cozy beachside cottages that face the Meso-American Barrier Reef with views of the Silk Cayes on the horizon, the cabañas at Hatchet Caye Resort are the perfect combination of lavish leisure.

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Discover Mexico Rocks Marine Reserve with White Sands Dive Shop

Located just minutes from several dive and snorkel sites, White Sands Dive Shop offers a variety of subaquatic experiences, with Mexico Rocks being one of their favorite places to take snorkelers and divers who are just learning to dive, are refreshing their skills or just prefer shallower water.

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Marine biologist Lisa Carne cultivates coral for a healthier reef

Lisa Carne was inspired to re-forest the reefs by planting coral after noticing Elkhorn coral that had broken from the reef remained alive. Now considered the Caribbean’s most successful reef restoration projects, Fragments of Hope has planted over 100,000 coral fragments in three different marine protected areas.

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Meet the man behind the binoculars; Roni Martinez

For as long as he can remember, birding extraordinaire and champion for the protection of Scarlet Macaws in the Chiquibul Forest of Belize, Roni Martinez has always had a connection with nature. From botany to birds, this Belizean naturalist is determined to make a difference in his beloved country.

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Connecting Landscapes across the Belize Wildlife Corridor

The most vulnerable part of the Belize Wildlife Corridor is where the Rio Bravo, Gallon Jug and Yalbac Area links with the Maya Mountains in the south. Known as the Central Belize Corridor, the territories converge at a 20-kilometer strip bisected by the busiest truck road in the country, the George Price Highway. This area represents the largest gap within the protected area.

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