Morning chores at Quebrada De Oro camp in the Bladen Nature Reserve
One of the most beautiful camp sites within the Bladen Valley.
Bladen Nature Reserve, the ‘crown jewel’ of Belize’s protected area system, is considered to be one of the most biodiversity-rich, and geographically unique areas within the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor, Bladen forms a significant portion of the Key Biodiversity Area of the Maya Mountains Massif.
The 100,000-acre nature reserve, managed under strict regulations, is home to 2 plant, 2 bird and 3 mammal endangered species, and to over 337 bird, 20 fish, 93 mammal and 92 herpetile species. BNR’s tree species diversity is comparable to be highest in Central America.
Photograph by Tony Rath
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