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Maltese study contributes to international book on biodiversity studies - Times of Malta


Times of Malta
Maltese artisanal fishermen and changing marine biodiversity feature in a new international book, Selected Studies in Biodiversity, that covers case studies from throughout the world. The chapter entitled 'Safeguarding marine biodiversity in a changing ...
Rising Kashmir (press release) (blog)

Biodiversity: Why the extinction crisis isn't as bad as you thought - New Scientist


New Scientist
You would have to be living under a rock not to have heard about the biodiversity crisis. Since about 1500, expanding human activity has condemned vast numbers of mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles to an early grave. Now worries have spread to ...

How Laws to Protect Biodiversity Backfired on Scientists Trying to Save It - The Wire


The Wire
The legal fences around biodiversity research are so strong that it even thwarts basic research and international collaborations. The remedy, the signatories have argued, is a separate agreement to ensure fewer restrictions on academic research.

Biodiversity in Belize

Belmopan - Belize

Belize is a small country but it is known for its high biodiversity, meaning that there are many species found in a small area. There exists much information on Belize's biodiversity but this can be difficult to find. The site of "Biodiversity in Belize" hopes to remedy this problem and together with related links to quality sites, the goal is to provide a comprehensive source of information about the biodiversity of Belize. Our research covers numerous areas associated with terrestrial biodiversity and the results provide an overall view of our activities in Belize.

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Belize Botanic Garden
United States

Belizean species are presented in an educational setting, including special collections such as Heliconias, orchids, and palms. Goals are to recreate specific habitats such as Pine Ridge, Baldy Beacon, as well as a savannah, a rainforest, and a riverine eco-system. Education on the horticultural heritage of Belize, including sustainable agriculture. San Ignacio, Belize.

Belize Zoo: Ocelot
United States

Pictures, video, species facts, and more.

Belize Flora and Fauna
United States

Belize has one of the world's richest habitats for flora and fauna. No fewer than 4,000 different species of native flowering plants are found within its borders, along with about 700 species of trees and several hundred species of other plants. Scientists are only now beginning to carry out an exhaustive inventory of Belize's plants. The task is daunting: over 70 percent of the country is under some kind of forest cover, and almost half of Beliz

Tropical Field Stations in Belize
United States

Learn about Belize's coral reef, mangroves, geology, ornithology, mammology, entomology, botany, river ecology, barrier beaches. Field study options for individuals or groups.

Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center
United States

National zoo provides video, sound clips, photos and key facts about the over 125 animals native to Belize exhibited on 29 acres of tropical savanna. Includes information on educational, outreach and membership programs.

Belize Zoo - Black Howler Monkey
United States

Site has photos, video clip, and a sound file.

Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary - Belize
United States

Environmental education center offering experiential learning programs and training opportunities while serving as a model of conservation land stewardship.

Belize Zoo & Tropical Education Center
United States

Information on the zoo and on tropical animals, presented with sounds and video.

Belize Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute
United States

This Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute (CZMAI) website is intended to advise, educate and promote action on your part to become involved in the management of Belize's wealth of coastal resources.

Belize Larval Fish Group - A Set on Flickr
United States

This colorful collection of tropical fish specimens represents research done by the Division of Fishes at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History which has sent several teams to Belize to photograph fish specimens in the field.