Unknown Belize with Journeys with Purpose
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A journey across Belize’s three outstanding biomes, from the dense jungle of Maya forest to the tropical savanna and deep coral reefs, to discover Belize’s spectacular biodiversity and a national character intent on the preservation of nature. This journey is an immersion into the vast ecological wealth of Belize’s three biomes, where environmental leaders have long been marrying biodiversity protection with social impact, to experience the ambitious conservation projects contributing to Belize’s vast ecological wealth Alongside Paul Lister, Founder of The European Nature Trust (TENT) and Belize's top nature guide, Roni Martinez, you will journey through the uniquely rich landscape of Belize’s three biomes, exploring the dense tropical jungle of Belize Maya Forest; the steep ravines and flowing waterfalls of 107,000 acre Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve; and the white shores and azure waters of Turneffe Atoll. Hosted by Belize’s leading wildlife scientists, researchers, and conservationists, you will track endangered scarlet macaws, discover the cacophonous jungle on jaguar treks and night walks, explore Mayan ruins and caves, and experience the outstanding impact created by communities working in harmony with biodiversity protection. YOUR HOSTS: Paul Lister, founder of The European Nature Trust, along with Belize's top nature guide, Roni Martinez, will be your hosts for this journey. You will have opportunities to meet and learn from eco-entrepreneur and owner of Chan Chich Lodge, Michael Bowen; Elma Kay, Managing Director of Belize Maya Forest Trust; Dr. Marcella Kelly, one of the world's leading jaguar specialists and Associate Professor of Virginia Tech; Rafael Manzanero of Friends for Conservation and Development (FCD); Valdemar Andrade and Director of Turneffe Atoll Sustainability Association (TASA).