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Biodiversity Is Life's Safety Net - The Atlantic


The Atlantic
In his book The Diversity of Life (1992), he described biodiversity as an assemblage that “has eaten the storms—folded them into its genes—and created the world that created us. It holds the world steady.” We tend to think of biodiversity as a ...

Sidda inaugurates Biodiversity Centre - The Hindu


The Hindu
Forest and Environment Minister Sidda Raghava Rao on Sunday inaugurated the Biodiversity Centre at the Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary near here. The centre was developed with a budgetary allocation of Rs. 80 lakh and housed documents, audiovisual ...

Biodiversity loss raises risk of 'extinction cascades' - Science Daily


Science Daily
With extinction rates at their highest levels ever and numerous species under threat due to human activity, the findings are a further warning about the consequences of eroding biodiversity. "Interactions between species are important for ecosystem (a ...

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.