Las Cuevas Research Station is nestled within Belize's Maya Mountains and in the heart of the Chiquibul forest. Since 1994 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. LCRS is co-managed by Friends for Conservation and Development and the Government of Belize.

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.

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