North America

Photo: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Planeta.com spotlights the North American continent — the big three  (Canada, Mexico and the United States) and the rest of the continent including Central America and the Caribbean. Translating: What is North American identity?Spanish: ¿Cuál es la identidad de América del Norte?French: Quelle est l’identité nord-américaine? Countries Crossing Borders …

Garifuna

People The Garifuna are descendants of Carib, Arawak and West African people) and their contribution to the Belizean landscape. Intangible Cultural HeritageIn 2001, UNESCO proclaimed the Garifuna language, music and dance to be among the masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. CelebrationsNovember 19th commemorates the arrival in 1823. Garifuna Settlement Day is …

Wild Belize

Photo: NASA Marshall, Coastal Belize Planeta.com spotlights biodiversity and conservation in Belize. This page collects relevant links and resources related to parks and reserves, archaeological sites, and world heritage sites across the country. Suggestions are welcome. FeaturesBelize Triples the Size of its Marine Protected Areas – EcoclubImproving financial sustainability through conservation based tourism in protected …

Belize

Photo: Journey Cakes The Central American country of Belize is located south of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula and is bordered by Caribbean to the east and Guatemala to the south/southwest. The population is about 300,000. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/Z94SJhWyYf6PQSz37 Questions What would locals like visitors to know about Belize? Events Chocolate Festival of Belize (2018) 10th Anniversary …

Belize Links

Belize Flag Links related to Belize presently in mostly random fashion: Headlines Statistics Of ICJ Referendum Voting Enjoying Belize in the moment – LA Times https://www.fcdbelize.org https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00095p0 Inside the Chiquibul National Park in #Belize while filming the 5th episode of #THEAMERICAS this summer –with the magnificent https://t.co/Pn51xSbfeu#Chiquibul #ChiquibulNationalPark #ChiquibulForest #CentralAmericaNow available on iplayer – https://t.co/m2XSwJdl49 …

10th Anniversary of the Responsible Tourism Conference in Belize

Poster Some background. The third International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations took place in Belmopan, Belize October 19-23, 2009. In October 2019 Planeta.com revisits the event by checking in with organizers and participants. Questions Who are the active players in responsible travel in Belize today? What are the relevant web links? Does anyone have …

Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System removed from the List of World Heritage in Danger

Photo: UNESCO/Brandon Rosenblum, Reef June 26, 2018 UNESCO Press Release The World Heritage Committee, meeting in Manama since June 24, decided Tuesday to remove the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System from the List of World Heritage in Danger. The Committee considered that safeguarding measures taken by the country, notably the introduction of a moratorium on …