Belize: The Down Side – Deforestation.

During a recent visit to Belize with my wife and daughter, it was impossible not to appreciate the beauty of the flora and fauna of what many regard as a a sub-tropical paradise. "But, there is something missing", said my wife, "and I'm not sure what it is". I thought about this for while and if I had to put it down to one particular thing, then it would have to be a lack of primary forest. Figures for deforestation are sketchy for Belize and what we believe sometimes depends on where the figures come from - certainly it would be…

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In Search of the Unexpected Trogon.

Far away and long ago I was filming wildlife close by the small community of Portal in southern Arizona, travelling daily across the border to New Mexico; what I remember most vividly is having to get up an hour earlier each day to be in good time crossing into a later time zone... Getting up early has always been painful to me, especially if I'm missing breakfast! I remember this minor inconvenience better than almost anything about Portal; certainly it wasn't over developed - but maybe now, things have changed... I hope not, because out of the way places are at…

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