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2014-09-16 23:00:29

Belize’s Actun Tunichil Muknal cave has topped a “Sacred Places of a Lifetime” list compiled by National Geographic, bolstering Belize’s reputation as one of the world’s best cultural tourism destinations, according to the Lodge at Chaa Creek. San Ignacio, Belize (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 National Geographic has placed Belize’s Actun Tunichil Muknal cave at the top of a new list of "Sacred Places of a Lifetime,” bolstering the little country’s reputation as one of...

2014-09-14 23:00:16

Belize’s September celebrations, now underway in the lead up to Independence Day on September 21st, are set to be the biggest yet this year, according to the Lodge at Chaa Creek. San Ignacio, Belize (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 Belize’s September celebrations are now underway in the lead up to Independence Day on September 21st. Featuring the most important events on the national calendar, this year’s festivities are set to be the biggest yet, according to the Lodge at Chaa Creek....

2014-08-23 23:00:10

At The Lodge at Chaa Creek and throughout Belize preparations are underway for Belize’s annual September independence day celebrations. San Ignacio, Belize (PRWEB) August 24, 2014 Preparations have begun in earnest for the August 31st official opening of Belize’s annual September celebrations, with The Lodge at Chaa Creek predicting that this year’s festivities will be the biggest yet. September celebrations commemorate the 1798 Battle of St George’s Caye on September 10th, and...

wood thrush migration
2014-08-23 03:00:15

Robin Heron, York University Juvenile songbirds on spring migration travel from overwintering sites in the tropics to breeding destinations thousands of kilometers away with no prior experience to guide them. Now, a new study out of York University has tracked these “student pilots” on their first long-haul flight and found significant differences between the timing of juvenile migration and that of experienced adults. “Juveniles departed later from their overwinter sites in...

2014-08-17 23:00:09

The Lodge at Chaa Creek has been recognised as “Belize’s Leading Spa Resort” at this year's World Tourism Awards. San Ignacio, Belize (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 The Lodge at Chaa Creek has been recognised as “Belize’s Leading Spa Resort” at the recent World Tourism Awards, an event the Wall Street Journal called “The travel Industry’s equivalent to the Oscars.” Speaking after the announcement at the awards ceremonies, held this year in Quito, Ecuador, Chaa Creek’s...

2014-08-14 23:00:15

The Lodge at Chaa Creek says their inclusion in this summer’s USA Today Travel “bucket list” of eleven top travel destinations shows that environmental sustainability does not come at a cost to quality or service. San Ignacio, Belize (PRWEB) August 15, 2014 The Lodge at Chaa Creek’s inclusion in this summer’s USA Today Travel “bucket list” of eleven top travel destinations shows that an emphasis on environmental sustainability can go hand in hand with high quality and...

2014-08-06 12:23:59

New PSA and Photos Show Celebrity Trio Using Star Power to Protect the Oceans WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A trio of Hollywood celebrities recently took their star power to Belize to help Oceana protect the largest reef in the Western hemisphere. Cobie Smulders, Rashida Jones and Angela Kinsey traveled to coastal Belize, where they raised awareness for this delicate ocean ecosystem and promoted Oceana's ongoing work in the country. Link to Photos Link to Video Cobie...

2014-07-23 23:20:37

Ticket Down announces that tickets for Copa Centroamericana featuring teams from Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Panama go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. This popular ticket exchange is offering their customer appreciation promo code SOCCER-2014 for added savings Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 Ticket Down is an affordable source for cheap UNCAF Copa Centroamericana tickets in Washington, DC; Dallas, TX; Los Angeles, CA and...

Belize's no-take Zones Help Rebuild Lobster, Conch, And Fish Populations
2014-07-14 03:50:14

Wildlife Conservation Society A new report from the Wildlife Conservation Society shows that no-take zones in Belize can not only help economically valuable species such as lobster, conch, and fish recover from overfishing, but may also help re-colonize nearby reef areas. The report—titled "Review of the Benefits of No-Take Zones"—represents a systematic review of research literature from no-take areas around the world. The report was written by Dr. Craig Dahlgren, a recognized...

2014-03-25 23:33:32

The independent authority on retirement destinations, bestretirementdestinations.com, has declared The Placencia Condos & Residences as the top Belize retirement destination for March 2014. (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 bestretirementdestinations.com has revealed The Placencia Condos & Residences as the top Belize retirement destination for the month of March 2014. Belize retirement destinations are scrutinized by the independent research team to establish which retirement destinations...


Latest Belize Reference Libraries

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2012-06-14 10:43:44

Symbol: SAMI25 Group: Dicot Family: Lamiaceae Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons Subclass   Asteridae Order   Lamiales Family   Lamiaceae – Mint family Genus   Salvia L. – sage...

Baird’s Tapir, Tapirus bairdii
2012-05-09 08:23:13

Baird’s Tapir (Tapirus bairdii) is native to Central America and northern areas of South America. It is among three species of tapir that is native to Latin America. Baird’s tapir was named after Spencer Fullerton Baird, an American naturalist who observed the creatures in 1843 on a trip to Mexico, even though W. T. White, another American naturalist, made the first documentation of the tapir. Commonly known as danta by people throughout its range, this tapir has been given other...

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2005-06-02 11:22:49

The Ocellated Turkey (Meleagris ocellata) is a large bird around measuring 70-90 cm long and weighing from 3 kg (female) to 4 kg (male). In the past, it has sometimes been treated in a genus of its own (Agriocharis ocellata) but the differences between this species and Meleagris gallopavo are too small to justify generic segregation. More colorful than its northern relative the Wild Turkey, this species has a much more restricted distribution and is only found in the subtropical lowlands...

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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'