24 Dec '11, 2pm

Wildlife Protection at Glover's Reef, Belize Falling Short: Belize, the small Central American nation facing the...

Wildlife Protection at Glover's Reef, Belize Falling Short: Belize, the small Central American nation facing the...

Belize, the small Central American nation facing the Caribbean Sea on the Yucatan Peninsula, is home to extremely diverse and tropical wildlife. A large stretch of sea surrounding Glover's Reef, an atoll reef lagoon that is home to a beautiful resort, has been placed under government protection. As a result of the fishing ban, populations of barracuda, groupers, snappers, and other predators have rebounded. However, populations of herbivorous fish have only slightly increased. This means trouble for the corals which depend on the herbivorous fish to eat the algae which collects upon and smothers them.

Full article: http://www.enn.com/environmental_policy/article/43769

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