By Vivien Lougheed
The one English-speaking kingdom in critical the United States, Belize is domestic to 500 species of birds, innumerable Maya ruins, in addition to the worlds moment biggest barrier reef. Over eighty% of the land continues to be coated with primeval wooded area and 30% has been put aside as nationwide parks/preserves. thoroughly rewritten, the sixth variation has a superb format that makes for simple navigation and is stuffed with ample new details. All demeanour of assistance and proposals for the first-time or veteran Belize visitor. Encouraging eco-travel, Vivien Lougheed profiles some of the distinctive archeological websites, flora and fauna preserves, marine sanctuaries and conservation components. discover firsthand Belize s myriad points of interest. stopover at Belize urban, the Turneffe Islands, Belmopan, San Ignacio, Corozal, Punta Gorda and extra! colour pictures & over forty maps.
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30 n Climate EARTH’S TIME 490-443 MILLION YEARS AGO. Oceans cover North America and then drain. Corals and clams evolve. 443-417 MILLION YEARS AGO. The earth floods and the seas recede leaving salt deposits. Sea life is dominated by corals and arthropods. Fish develop jaws! 417-354 MILLION YEARS AGO. Appalachian Mountains form in North America. South America takes on its present position. This is the age of fish, when armored fish, lung fish and sharks develop. Ozone layer forms around the earth 354-290 MILLION YEARS AGO.
1977 - Freida. 1978 - Greta left five dead and 6,000 lives affected. 1980 - Hermine. 1993 - Bert. 2000 - Keith hit around Ambergris Caye causing over $500 million worth of damage. 2001 - Iris almost obliterated Placencia and killed 20 people when their boat tipped over. The Rainforest n 33 PLANT LIFE FASCINATING FACT: Of the 3,000 plants found in the rainforest, about 2,000 are known and used by indigenous peoples. Modern medical science has tested about 1% of these plants for medicinal purposes.
But most have food and shelter, their children go to school to age 14 and, as long as they are not buying heavily taxed imported items, their life is not deplorably poor. On the upside, taxes paid on earnings (including corporate earnings) never rise above 25% and every worker gets 13 paid public holidays, two weeks vacation with pay and up to 16 days a year in sick leave. These are all conditions imposed by the government. PEOPLE & CULTURE even major languages are used by the people who live in Belize.