Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System

Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System

Country: Belize
Date of Inscription: 1996
Inscription Year on the list of World Heritage in Danger: 2009
Criteria: (vii)(ix)(x)
Property : 96300.0000 ha
N16 45 0 W87 3 30

Brief Description

The coastal area of Belize is an outstanding natural system consisting of the largest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere, offshore atolls, several hundred sand cays, mangrove forests, coastal lagoons and estuaries. The system’s seven sites illustrate the evolutionary history of reef development and are a significant habitat for threatened species, including marine turtles, manatees and the American marine crocodile. More information.

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