A Natural History of Belize: Inside the Maya Forest (Corrie by Samuel Bridgewater

By Samuel Bridgewater

Belize's Chiquibul woodland is among the greatest ultimate expanses of tropical wet wooded area in vital the US. It types a part of what's popularly referred to as the Maya wooded area. Battered by way of hurricanes over thousands of years, occupied by way of the Maya for millions of years, and logged for centuries, this atmosphere has confirmed its outstanding ecological resilience via its persisted lifestyles into the twenty-first century. regardless of its background of disturbance, or even partially as a result of it, the Maya wooded area is ranked as an immense neighborhood biodiversity sizzling spot and offers a number of the final nearby habitats for endangered species reminiscent of the jaguar, the scarlet macaw, Baird's tapir, and Morelet's crocodile.

A typical background of Belize offers for the 1st time a close portrait of the habitats, biodiversity, and ecology of the Maya wooded area, and Belize extra commonly, in a layout available to a favored viewers. it's dependent partially at the learn findings of scientists learning at Las Cuevas learn Station within the Chiquibul wooded area. The publication is exclusive in demystifying a few of the sizeable medical debates concerning rainforests. those contain "Why are tropical forests so diverse?"; "How do wildlife evolve?"; and "How do species interact?" by way of targeting the ecotourism paradise of Belize, this e-book illustrates how technology has solved a number of the riddles that after confused the likes of Charles Darwin, and likewise exhibits the way it might help us in dealing with our planet and wooded area assets correctly within the future.

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