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Eco Kids Summer Camp »

[11 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]

I would like to be an Eco kid and be able to go to the Eco Kids Camp because this camp looks as much fun as when I went to Cub Scout Camp at Camp Oakley. Being a cub scout I get to do a lot of activities outside at our meetings. As cubs scouts we look after nature and learn to take care of it by doing garbage cleanup and planting trees around our community. We also have fun with other scouts by playing games and learning to share with them.

Eco Kids Summer Camp »

[7 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]

I am Hazel; I would very much like to be an “Eco-Kid” because of my love for all animals, plants and things of nature. The responsibilities of an Eco-Kid involve the study of the habitats of animals and to help in the protection of homes of wild animals. As an Eco-Kid I will have the opportunity of working closely with private and public agencies such as The Lodge at Chaa Creek in the application of the principles and rules which guide us in living in peace and harmony with the earth and all its inhabitants.

Eco Kids Summer Camp »

[6 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]

Everyday you go outside and when you look around your community you see many more things that you can do to help your environment look as clean as you. I look around my environment and say to myself ‘Had I’ve always been living in this area and not been paying much attention to it’.

Eco Kids Summer Camp »

[12 May 2012 | No Comment | ]

I want to be an eco kid because I love nature and would like to help protect the rainforest. When I visit the rainforest, the shade from the canopy of trees refreshes me, the smell of green trees relaxes me and the songs of the birds inspire me. I hope and pray that I might find and follow a jaguar’s paw prints on a trail or I may look up high above and see an owl staring back at me. I am lucky to have seen soldier ants carrying leaves to build their homes, pigs grunting by and howler monkeys hanging on tree branches, sounding like thunder. It’s amazing how the rainforest makes such a positive impact on little me.

Belize Photos »

[27 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]

Today’s Belize Photo of the Day is the Pill Millipede and its scientific name is Glomeris marginata. The Pill Millipede is a very fascinating arthropod as it has twelve body segments which are dome-shaped. They are very secretive herbivores, making their home in soil and leaf litters.

Belize Testimonials, Belize Travel Tips »

[22 Sep 2011 | 4 Comments | ]

I want my children to understand and respect other people’s opinions, circumstances, cultures and heritage. For that I believe it’s absolutely vital for them to get out in the world and befriend people from all continents and countries and with its diverse community, Belize seems the most perfect place to start!

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[21 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
Belize’s ecology-economy balance

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Belize’s ecology-economy balance

Belize is known throughout Central America for its progressive environmental conservation programmes, but with few exports, the small nation’s economy also depends heavily on tourism.

And the large volume of tourists – many drawn to the world’s second largest barrier reef that is home to a huge variety of marine life – has some experts worried that potentially irreversible harm is being done to the country’s treasured environment.

As Al Jazeera’s David Mercer explains, finding a balance between the environment and the economy can be a challenge.

Belize Travel Tips »

[10 Mar 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Belize Baboon Sanctuary: You Say “Baboon” – We Say “Howler Monkey”

Another wonderful animal, indigenous to Belize, is the “baboon” – now, don’t worry, due to a strange twist in the local lingo and the amazing sound that this animal makes, the Belizean baboon is not the aggressive baboon we have seen so much of – that animal is only found in the wild in Africa.
Belize boasts a “Baboon Sanctuary” that is for the little howler monkey.  Just listen to this one and you will understand why it has been confused …

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[2 Mar 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Belize Eco-Tourism: Experiencing Belize’s Ecology

Belize is perfect for eco-tourism because of its spectacular teeming jungles, lush rainforests, dry pine savannas, tangled mangrove swamps, and dynamic coral reefs. It is truly one of the best examples in the New World Tropics of a species rich, biologically diverse country and is a leader in conservation initiatives.
On the other hand, it is estimated that Belize produces approximately 350,000 tons of solid waste annually from domestic households and commercial establishments. This means that each person living in Belize …