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Rain Forest Rescue Report - 2010 at arborday.org

Rain Forest Rescue Report - 2010 at arborday.org | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
A summary of the Arbor Day Foundation's work in the Belize rain forest, with links to more reports on other countries.
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Its National Arbor Day !    Help make the environment and the earth a better place to live .  Rhode Island has their own chapter so be sure to visit this website and PLANT A TREE !

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Central America sees boom in European visitor numbers

Central America sees boom in European visitor numbers | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
Central America received a total of 9,577,114 foreign visitors during the first ten months of 2011, according to preliminary data provided by the ministries of tourism of Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama.

Via Alexia Malo , Best of Cayo
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Over 9 million tourists to Central America in 2911 with an increase in European visitors, especially to the ex-British colony of Belize to see coral reefs and the Mayan ruins.  Other sites include the Oroetope Island Unesco Biosphere Reserve along with the Coffee Trails and Water Trails which has added to the development of tourism attractions.

 

 

 

 

 

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chris tobin's comment, February 21, 2013 12:37 PM
thanks for the article- Lots of tourist sights and these countries offer a rich heritage along with much to experience and see
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Trent Students Dig Up History and Inspiration in Central America

Trent Students Dig Up History and Inspiration in Central America | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it

“Trent University has been conducting archaeological research in the Maya lowlands, especially Belize, since the 1970s,” reports Dr. Paul Healy, professor of Anthropology and Archaeology. “We’ve offered students truly rare opportunities almost annually to participate in Maya research at 1000 year-old sites such as Pacbitun, Caledonia, Caracol, Cahal Pech, and for the past 15 years, at Minanha, under the direction of Dr. Gyles Iannone.”

 

We have several professors [Drs. Haines, Iannone, and Healy] who are each conducting research involving Trent students at different locales in Belize. It's almost unique in the world to have this faculty strength, and it means that Trent is not only exceptional for the breadth and depth of its research expertise in Maya archaeology in Canada, but on an international level as well.”

 

“It’s an experience that you can’t put a value on,” says undergraduate student Amanda Sinclair. Ms. Sinclair was the first Trent student from the Oshawa campus to join the student team led by Dr. Helen Haines at the site of Ka’Kabish, Belize. For Ms. Sinclair, the hands-on experience is essential.


Via David Connolly
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What a unique opportunity to contribute and learn at such an amazing site under the direction of experienced teams.  The UNESCO site has rich culture and heritage. This is  a unique and exceptional experience. 

 

 

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chris tobin's comment, February 21, 2013 12:59 PM
The Maya ruins , great hands on experience