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Wood storks

Wood storks

Wood storks
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Casa Tortuga is a two-story five bedroom villa on the beach in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize. The beach at Casa Tortuga is a quarter of a mile from the reef and Hol Chan Marine Preserve. The Property has 100 feet of beachfront and is surrounded by 28 coconut palms. The pale pink villa consists of 4,128 sq. ft. including 60 ft. verandas on both levels, facing the sea. Located on the upper level are two large bedrooms, the living room, bar, bath, large kitchen, and three dining areas.
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These are photos of wood storks. They are nesting in the Chetumal Bay in mangrove islands behind Ambergris Caye. Their habitat is in jeopardy. One of the islands, Savanah caye, that some of these kind of birds use for nesting is now being developed. It has been dredged and filled with sand and now the birds are gone. It will probably soon affect the flats fishing in the area. The story is that the same is to come for the rest of islands on the back of Ambergris Caye. Its a shame our ministers can't see that protecting these areas is protecting tourism. I understand that Green Reef and others have appealed to the government to make the areas protected sanctuaries, but they have been turned down.

Photos by Alvaro Guerrero              
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