The coastal area of Belize is an outstanding natural system consisting of the largest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere, offshore atolls, several hundred sand cays, mangrove forests, coastal lagoons and estuaries. The system’s seven sites illustrate the evolutionary history of reef development and are a significant habitat for threatened species, including marine turtles, manatees and the American marine crocodile.
Why should you travel to the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve?
Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System is the largest barrier reef in the Northern hemisphere, as a serial nomination consisting of seven sites. The Reef illustrates a classic example of reefs through fringing, barrier and atoll reef types.
- It is the world’s thrid largest reef.
- Only about 10% of the reef has been scientifically explored.
- Over 40% of the coral reef has been damaged since 1998 due to pollution, tourism, weather mishaps and uncontrolled shipping activities.
Year of Inscription: 1996
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