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WCS Congratulates Government of Belize On Newly Expanded Sapodilla Cayes Marine Reserve

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WCS Congratulates Government of Belize On Newly Expanded Sapodilla Cayes Marine Reserve
(July 21, 2020) A Nassau grouper. CREDIT: A. Tewfik/WCS. BELIZE CITY , BELIZE |  JULY 31, 2020 - The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) congratulates the Government of Belize for legislating the expansion of its southernmost marine protected area. The newly expanded Sapodilla Cayes Marine Reserve now totals an area covering 321,623.5 acres (more than 500 square miles, or 1,301.6 square kilometers). In addition to the existing zones, the expansion includes a strictly protected area (co...

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A Jaguar, Nicknamed “Short-Tail,” Becomes Living Symbol of Transboundary Conservation

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A Jaguar, Nicknamed “Short-Tail,” Becomes Living Symbol of Transboundary Conservation
(July 07, 2020) Scientists used remote cameras to photograph unusual jaguar in both Belize and Guatemala First known documentation of a jaguar crossing between these two countries Otherwise healthy jaguar is missing part of its tail from unknown injury Finding highlights the importance of securing critical forests on at-risk private properties at the Belize-Guatemala border Download copies of the study, additional images and figures CREDIT: Marcella Kelly PETÉN , GUATEMALA  |&nbs...

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