Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System: A Symphony of Biodiversity and Conservation

The Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System is a concrete manifestation of Belize's unwavering dedication to conserving its marine wonders. Established as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996, this intricate network encompasses seven protected areas, enhancing the extraordinary diversity of reef types and ecosystems within the Belize Barrier Reef.

Tropical Andes - Biodiversity Hotspot: Preserving the Ecological Jewel

The Tropical Andes region spans from northern Venezuela to Bolivia and includes the northernmost Andes mountain ranges. This region is home to the Tropical Andes Biodiversity Hotspot, the most biologically diverse of all known hotspots and harbors around one-sixth of all plant life on the planet. However, the Tropical Andes are encountering significant challenges that threaten their ecological significance.