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Belize to save the Coastal Zone

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A mangrove is a shrub or small tree that grows in coastal saline or brackish water. The term is also used for tropical coastal vegetation consisting of such species. A coastal zone management plan designed to safeguard Belize's natural assets has produced a win-win opportunity for people and the environment, providing a valuable framework for other coastal nations around the world where overfishing, development, and habitat degradation are increasingly serious problems.
The new research, published in the International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management, is both community-driven and science-based and serves as a revolutionary example showcasing how integrated planning can be beneficial for both nature and people.
Belize's coral reefs, mangrove forests, and seagrass meadows support a high diversity of marine species, and are also critical to the economy, with more than 60% of the population depending on ecosystem services such as tourism, food,…

A statistic information about tourists visiting Belize

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Tourism in Belize has grown considerably recently, and it is now the second largest industry in the nation. Belizean Prime Minister Dean Barrow has stated his intention to use tourism to combat poverty throughout the country. The growth in tourism has positively affected the agricultural, commercial, and finance industries, as well as the construction industry. The results for Belize's tourism-driven economy have been significant, with the nation welcoming almost one million tourists in a calendar year for the first time in its history in 2012.

Tourist Arrivals in Belize increased to 1177056 in 2015 from 1168742 in 2014. Tourist Arrivals in Belize averaged 906036.62 from 2003 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 1177056.00 in 2015 and a record low of 721103.00 in 2003.
According to the Belize Tourism Board, 1.3 million tourists visited Belize in 2015. Out of that number, the majority, 957,975 were cruise passengers and 341,125 were overnight tourists.International tourism, th…

SAN IGNACIO, BELIZE (PRWEB) JULY 26, 2017 The Lodge at Chaa Creek’s innovative Eco-Kids environmental education summer camp

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The Lodge at Chaa Creek’s innovative Eco-Kids environmental education summer camp, nurturing young Belizean conservationists since 2001, provided another successful educational adventure in Belize this year, and Chaa Creek owners Mick and Lucy Fleming say their “investment in the future” continues to produce results - as well as a good time for all involved.

Once again this year twenty-four young Belizeans received an in-depth environmental education adventure in a pristine rainforest setting courtesy of The Lodge at Chaa Creek’s annual Eco-Kids summer camp. The weeklong free educational summer camp, held at Chaa Creek’s Macal River Camp between 16 to 23 July 2017, is a labour of love for owners Mick and Lucy Fleming, who since 2001 have sponsored the camp as a means to “Give young Belizeans an opportunity to learn about their natural world and cultural heritage while instilling a sense of wonder and responsibility for the environment,” Ms Fleming said.
The innovative summer camp, of…

A view from Corozal Town: Why Visit this amazing place

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Corozal Town is a town in the nation of Belize, a capital of Corozal District. Corozal Town is located about 84 miles north of Belize City, and 9 miles from the border with Mexico. Corozal Is a retired community for more Americans and Canadians. Corozal District is the northernmost district of the nation of Belize. The population was 33,335 in 2000. The district capital is Corozal Town. Pre-Columbian Maya ruins are found in Corozal at Santa Rita near Corozal Town, and at Cerros.Corozal District includes Corozal Town and the villages of Buena Vista, Calcutta, Caledonia, Carolina, Chan Chen, Chunox, Concepcion, Consejo, Copper Bank, Cristo Rey, Estrella, Libertad, Little Belize, Louisville, Paraiso, Patchacan, Progresso, Ranchito, San Andres, San Antonio, San Joaquin, San Narciso, San Roman, San Victor, San Pedro, Santa Clara, Sarteneja, Xaibe, and Yo Chen. In addition, the island of Ambergris Caye is geographically closer to Corozal District than the district in which it is administrate…

WestJet to offer weekly flight to Belize from Calgary in beefed up winter schedule Calgary-based airline adding 125 flights in and out of Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto

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WestJet is adding a weekly direct flight from Calgary to Belize as part of a new winter schedule that includes 125 new flights in and out of its home city, as well as Vancouver and Toronto.

The Calgary-based airline said in a release Monday that its 2017-18 seasonal schedule also includes new domestic flights from Calgary to Vancouver, Toronto, Fort McMurray, Kelowna, Brandon, Grande Prairie and Kitchener.

The carrier is also adding new flights from Calgary to Los Angeles, Houston, Phoenix, Palm Springs, Cancun and Cabo San Lucas.

"WestJet provides more service at YYC than any other carrier and we are committed to continuing to expand our presence in the years to come," said WestJet president and CEO Gregg Saretzky.

"We are pleased to announce new service to Belize as well as an additional 52 flights per week this winter which will help drive growth at the airport and in the community."

WestJet is increasing  these Calgary routes:

Calgary-Vancouver, from 90 to 97 …

The 4th Annaul Spartan Body Building Classic

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The General Public was invited to attend the 2017 Spartan Body Building Classic Contest was held on Saturday July 22, 2017 inside Corozal Civic Center. Bodybuilders athletes from around Belize and Mexico represented their athletic Muscular Bodies. six Men Body Builder and two women competed against each other to win over their points to move on to the last category. A number of  Judges from around Belize and Cancun came out on the show to Judge the Winners by categories. Bodybuilders are judged on the overall quality of their muscular development. Judging is based upon the presentation of:

Mass
Definition
Proportion
Symmetry

Stage Presence Includes posing performance and other factors influencing general appearance such as skin tone, grooming, charisma, and poise. Effective stage presentation is essential to display the physique to its maximum potential.Since 2013, Mr. Belize has been hosting this event in Corozal to be recognized for what he has been doing for the past years  as Mr. Bel…