The Battle to Save Florida's Beaches
For decades, Florida’s outstretched coastline welcomed millions of Americans who came in search of their part of the American dream. But Florida’s beaches are no longer an unspoiled paradise for people and wildlife. A rapidly growing population, coupled with sea level rise and increased storm activity, is severely straining the state’s dynamic barrier islands.
The Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary was the world’s first jaguar reserve. Today, more than twenty years after its creation, the sanctuary remains a model for wildlife conservation — and a point of pride for all Belizeans, who have long revered the jaguar in spirit and flesh.