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Belize Barrier Reef Reserve
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Belize Barrier Reef Reserve

Wonder Type: Natural
Country: Belize
The coastal area of Belize is an outstanding natural system consisting of the largest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere, offshore atolls, several hundred sand cays, mangrove forests, coastal lagoons and estuaries. The system’s seven sites illustrate the evolutionary history of reef development and are a significant habitat for threatened species, including marine turtles, manatees and the American marine crocodile.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Belize Barrier Reef Reserve", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.