Ancient Maya Sites

Education and Conservation Overview

Education & ConservationOne of Eco Quest's goals is to promote a greater understanding and appreciation for nature, local society and Belizean culture. Our trips include a strong interpretive component. By interpretation, we mean the communication process between our staff and guests that is designed to reveal the meanings  and relationships of our cultural and natural heritage, through involvement with objects, artifacts, landscapes and sites. 

We also offer educational resources for the novice to expert about the areas we travel to, the species and habitats we seek to protect, research studies, and conservation programs. 

Below is a list of our resources and links:

Scarlet Macaw Resources

The Magnificent Scarlet Macaws
Learn fun facts about this sub species, Ara macao cyanoptera, its habitat, mating and nesting behavior, diet and much more. 

Scarlet Macaw Conservation 
Read about the historical causes for this magnificent bird's endangered status in Belize,  how monitoring discourages poaching of chicks for the pet trade, and how you can help. 

A Situation Analysis of the Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao cyanoptera) Population in the Chiquibul Forest, Belize (.PDF). This 2011 scientific analysis prepared by Boris Arevalo provides a more detailed picture of the state of the Scarlet Macaw population in Belize. 

The Chiquibul Cave System 

Chiquibul Cave System Facts
Learn about Karstic formations, the importance of the cave system to the biodiversity of the Western Hemisphere. the fauna (over 70 invertebrate species inhabit the system), and archeology of the area. 

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