Date of Inscription: 1996
Core zone: 96300 ha
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.
The Committee inscribed the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System as the largest barrier reef in the Northern hemisphere. The Reef illustrates a classic example of reefs through fringing, barrier and atoll reef types.
ZDROJ: UNESCO, kráceno