North America

Roofdog (Some rights reserved) 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. What is North American identity? It’s a question I struggle to answer satisfactorily to myself. I can name and group others but when …

Belize Links

Belize Flag What would locals like others know about Belize? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesStatistics Of ICJ Referendum VotingEnjoying Belize in the moment – LA Times Heritage Education Networkheritagebelize.org – SymposiumFacebookYoutube Diversity and Inclusion for Tourism Recovery in a Post-Covid Belize Sustainable TourismSustainable tourism in Belize – IADB fcdbelize.orghttps://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00095p0Belizean macaws and …

Garifuna

Garifuna Flag The Garifuna are descendants of Carib, Arawak, and West African people. FeaturesHistory of The Garifuna Flag ElsewhereGarifuna Cultural Project – Heritage Education NetworkA Language Facing Extinction: Reviving the Garifuna Language through the Arts – Heritage Education Network Intangible Cultural HeritageIn 2001, UNESCO proclaimed the Garifuna language, music and dance to be among the …

Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System

Photo: Snorkeling Dives, Loggerhead (Some rights reserved) The Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System (BBRRS) is a series of coral reefs straddling the coast of Belize, roughly 300 meters (980 ft) offshore in the north and 40 kilometers (25 mi) in the south within the country limits. The Belize Barrier Reef is a 300-kilometer (190 mi) …

Belize

Photo: Ron Mader, Journey Cakes (Some rights reserved) 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 Mapsgoo.gl/maps/Z94SJhWyYf6PQSz37 Events Planeta.com

Wild Belize

Photo: NASA Marshall, Coastal Belize (Some rights reserved) 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. Relevant additions and suggestions are welcome. FeaturesBelize Triples the Size of its Marine Protected Areas – EcoclubImproving financial sustainability …

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 …