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

By Samuel Bridgewater

Belize's Chiquibul woodland is without doubt one of the biggest ultimate expanses of tropical wet woodland in important the USA. It varieties a part of what's popularly often called the Maya wooded area. Battered by means of hurricanes over thousands of years, occupied by means of the Maya for millions of years, and logged for centuries, this surroundings has confirmed its impressive ecological resilience via its persevered lifestyles into the twenty-first century. regardless of its background of disturbance, or perhaps partly as a result of it, the Maya woodland is ranked as a massive local biodiversity scorching spot and offers a number of the final neighborhood habitats for endangered species similar to the jaguar, the scarlet macaw, Baird's tapir, and Morelet's crocodile.

A normal heritage of Belize provides for the 1st time a close portrait of the habitats, biodiversity, and ecology of the Maya woodland, and Belize extra largely, in a layout obtainable to a favored viewers. it really is established partly at the study findings of scientists learning at Las Cuevas study Station within the Chiquibul wooded area. The e-book is exclusive in demystifying some of the substantial medical debates on the topic of rainforests. those comprise "Why are tropical forests so diverse?"; "How do wildlife evolve?"; and "How do species interact?" via targeting the ecotourism paradise of Belize, this booklet illustrates how technology has solved many of the riddles that when puzzled 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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