ACP ENVIRONMENTAL OBSERVATORY
Status and Trends in the African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States

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Belize

Capital: Belmopan
World Bank Region: Latin America & Caribbean
World Bank Income level: Upper middle income
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Land area (km2): 22,810 (2007)
 
Population (people): 298,403 (2007)
 
Population density (people per km2 land area): 13.08 (2007)
 
Population growth (annual): 2.6% (2007)
 
Life expectancy at birth (years): 69 (2007)
 
Infant mortality rate (per 1000 live births): 18 (2007)
 
GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): $7,449.36 (2007)
 
GDP growth (annual): 1.1% (2007)

 
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Terrestrial Protected Areas over 100km2
Name WDPA ID (Link to DOPA) WDPA ID (Link to BIOPAMA) Area (km2) IUCN Management Category
Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System 124383 124383 1158 Not Assigned
Bladen 12241 12241 405 Ia
Caracol 20229 20229 103 VI
Chiquibul 20230 20230 1068 VI
Chiquibul 3306 3306 598 VI
Cockscomb Basin 10579 10579 495 IV
Columbia River 3314 3314 599 VI
Corozal Bay 301909 301909 731 IV
Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary 166863 166863 148 Not Reported
Deep River 3311 3311 272 VI
Freshwater Creek 12225 12225 134 VI
Manatee 12226 12226 364 VI
Maya Mountain 28850 28850 168 VI
Mountain Pine Ridge 3305 3305 433 VI
Paynes Creek 61958 61958 161 II
Port Honduras 220100 220100 404 IV
Rio Bravo Conservation & Management 20224 20224 1048 IV
Sarstoon Temash National Park 902744 902744 169 Not Reported
Sibun 3307 3307 390 VI
Sittee River 12229 12229 373 VI
Temash-Sarstoon 61956 61956 170 II
Vaca 116297 116297 164 VI
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Terrestrial Ecoregions
Name % of country covered % of ecoregion protected in country % of ecoregion protected worldwide % of ecoregion within country % country contribution to protection worldwide
Belizian pine forests 12.73 31.71 31.71 100.0 100.0
Central American Atlantic moist forests 0.0 89.22 40.63 0.0 0.0
Mesoamerican Gulf-Caribbean mangroves 12.36 17.55 55.38 10.28 3.26
Petén-Veracruz moist forests 74.87 40.55 28.62 11.17 15.83
Yucatán moist forests 0.05 1.76 23.94 0.02 0.0
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