Sharks, Rays Win New Trade Protections


Here is an interesting article about some new safeguards in place to protect five species of sharks and two types of manta rays - the first time that trade limits have been placed on the shark species in nearly a decade.

Top Three Picks for April Travel in Belize



Dangriga, Belize, March 13, 2013.

Island Expeditions announced its top three Belize travel picks for this April: Fly Fish Glover's Reef with a guest fly-fishing instructor; Paddle the Paradise Islands lodge-to-lodge over the full moon; and Snorkel Lighthouse Reef, with kayaking, a guest yoga instructor and the famous Blue Hole.

Belize Book Launch: Biodiversity of the Maya Mountains - A Focus on the Bladen Nature Reserve


We wanted to share the launch of a new book, which was announced in the January 2013 e-newsletter of BFREE, the Belize Foundation for Research and Environmental Education.    Biodiversity of the Maya Mountains - a Focus on the Bladen Nature Reserve by Daniel C. Dourson is a look into the remarkable biodiversity found in the Maya Mountains of southern Belize.