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Iguana love you!

In Belize, I liken the iguana to our cute but pesky squirrel.Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and yes, I think iguanas are cute, even when they eat my flowers! And similarly, they have been and still are hunted and consumed by indigenous populations and remain a part of our cultural cuisine.Considered a delicacy, especially the developing eggs the female carries in March and April, the hunting season for iguanas is closed from February to June of each year as this is their breeding season.

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Manatee Fun for Kids in Action in Caye Caulker

The chance to snorkel and swim with gentle manatees in their natural habitat can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Belize. Kids In Action members had that chance to do so in Caye Caulker on fine Sunday, and their appreciation for the endangered creatures increased.

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The Belize Audubon Society: Creating a Balance between People and the Environment

The Belize Audubon Society (BAS), celebrating it’s 50th anniversary this year, takes their responsibilities to even a higher level, with the huge task of co-managing seven of Belize’s most biologically and topographically diverse protected areas. These areas, which see more than 52,000 visitors a year, include the Blue Hole National Monument, Half Moon Caye National Monument, St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park, Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary, Guanacaste National Park and Victoria Peak National Monument.

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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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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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Conservation Tidbits: Awesome nature news around Belize

From new regulations to protect our mangroves, to Belize’s Jamal Galves at NatGeoFest, to rescued scarlet macaw chicks thriving under proper care and our Belize Barrier Reef removed from the In-Danger list – Belize is celebrating its conservation victories!

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Exciting Conservation Tidbits around Belize!

Across the country of Belize, and even beyond her borders, Belizeans are showing how they fight for conservation: whether its an educational exchange on replanting corals, fighting against irresponsible development, or joining global movements, we’re fighting for Belize!

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Exciting News in Conservation!

From lagoon clean-ups, to the discovery of new spawning sites for protected bonefish, and excellent discoveries in the newly designated Northeast Wildlife Corridor, conservation in Belize is looking great!

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