Belize and Northern Guatemala

ISBN-10: 1566565685

ISBN-13: 9781566565684

Edition: 2005

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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 520
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

Preface
Ecotourism: Travel for the Environmentally Concerned
What Ecotourism Is and Why It's Important
The History of Ecotourism
How Ecotourism Helps; Ecotravel Ethics
Belize and Northern Guatemala: Ecotourism, Geography, Habitats, Parks, and Reserves
A Brief Eco-history of Belize and Northern Guatemala
Belize
Guatemala
Geography and Climate
Belize
Guatemala
Habitats
Tropical Forest: General Characteristics
Forest Habitats and Common Vegetation
Belize
Guatemala
Parks, Reserves, and Other Eco-sites: Brief Descriptions and Getting
Around
Belize
Guatemala
Environmental Threats and Conservation
Belize
Major Threats and Conservation Record
Conservation Programs and Ecotourism
Northern Guatemala - Peten District
History of the Peten
Major Threats
Conservation Programs and Ecotourism
How To Use This Book: Ecology and Natural History
What Is Natural History?
What Is Ecology and What Are Ecological Interactions?
How To Use This Book
Information Given in the Family Profiles
Information Given in the Color Plate Sections
Amphibians
General Characteristics and Natural History
Seeing Amphibians in Belize and Guatemala
Family Profiles
Salamanders
Toads
Rainfrogs
Treefrogs
Other Frogs
Frog Population Declines: Amphibian Armageddon or Alarmist Absurdity?
Reptiles
General Characteristics and Natural History
Seeing Reptiles in Belize and Guatemala
Family Profiles
Crocodilians
Turtles
Columbrids: Your Regular, Everyday Snakes
Dangerous Snakes and Boas
Geckos
Iguanids
Skinks and Whiptails
Poisons and Potions in Snakes and Frogs
Birds
Introduction
General Characteristics of Birds
Classification of Birds
Features of Tropical Birds
Seeing Birds in Belize and Guatemala
Family Profiles
Seabirds
Waterbirds
Herons and Egrets
Marsh and Stream Birds
Ducks
Shorebirds
Currasows, Quail, and Turkey
Tinamous
Vultures
Raptors
Pigeons and Doves
Parrots
Cuckoos and Anis
Owls
Goatsuckers
Swifts and Swallows
Hummingbirds
Trogons
Jacamars and Puffbirds
Kingfishers
Motmots
Woodpeckers
Toucans
Woodcreepers
Antbirds
Manakins
Cotingas
American Flycatchers
Wrens
Thrushes and Mockingbirds
Jays
Warblers and other small, flitting birds
Blackbirds and Orioles
Tanagers
Sparrows and Grosbeaks
Coffee Crops and Conservation
Mammals
Introduction
General characteristics
Classification of mammals
Features of Tropical Mammals
Seeing Mammals in Belize and Guatemala
Family Profiles
Opossums
Bats
Primates
Anteaters and Armadillos
Rodents
Carnivores
Peccaries and Deer
Tapir
Marine Mammals
The Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center
Marine Life
The Barrier Reef Ecosystem
Coral Reef Communities
Coral Biology
Common Reef Animals
Mangrove Swamps
Diving in Belize
Identification Plates 1-104
Habitat Photos
References
Species Index
General Index
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