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Welcome to the web site of Las Cuevas Research Station
Belize, Central America

Since 1998 LCRS has promoted biological, botanical, wildlife, climatic, and archaeological research, education, and investigation.

Las Cuevas Research Station is nestled within Belize's Maya Mountains and in the heart of the Chiquibul forest. Since 1998 LCRS has promoted biological, botanical, wildlife, climatic, and archaeological research and education. This unique setting provides a range of opportunities for avid researchers, naturalists, environmentalists, and students who seek a life time opportunity to conduct biodiversity research, and a deep interest in the protection of this Maya forest through science and natural resource based efforts.

The Chiquibul Forest represents nearly 8% of the Belize's terrestrial surface and is part of the tri-national Maya Forest bioregion forming the largest remaining contiguous block of tropical forest north of the Amazon.

The region is highlighted as a world hotspot for species diversity and considered critical for the preservation of wildlife in the Western Hemisphere. LCRS and the surrounding forests are home to numerous rare and endangered species, including Jaguar (Panthera onca), Ocelot (Felis pardalis), Margay (Felis wiedii), Harpy Eagle, Scarlet macaw (Ara macao), and Baird's tapir (Tapirus bairdii).

LCRS and the surrounding forests are home to numerous rare and endangered species, including Jaguar (Panthera onca), Ocelot (Felis pardalis), Margay (Felis wiedii), Harpy Eagle and Scarlet macaw (Ara macao). Riparian areas appear to support a high density of Baird's tapir (Tapirus bairdii), which is considered endangered throughout its range. The region is highlighted as a world hotspot for species diversity and considered critical for the preservation of the Western Hemisphere. Conservation International has distinguished this area as the Chiquibul/Maya Mountains Key Biodiversity Area (CMMKBA).

Consider how LCRS may accommodate your needs. Contact us with your questions. We welcome any and all inquiries.

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