The Place and The People
Coral fringed islands, the world’s largest living barrier reef and some of the most pristine rainforests in the world – this is Belize.
Under this natural beauty lies a growing problem. A combination of habitat loss and human impact have affected Belize’s endangered manatee population as well as other marine species and ecosystems that call Belize waters home. Spend part of your time monitoring the health of the manatee population, gathering water quality data, and counting the population of the West Indian Manatee. This information is crucial for the marine biologists and the NGO you’ll work with who rely on Discover Corps travelers to be able to better track these gentle creatures.
You’ll also have a chance to explore the reefs and jungles, meet with the friendly locals, uncover the ancient Mayan past and take in Belize’s laidback Caribbean rhythms.