Coral Reefs in Belize

By: Elizabeth Chandler

What and Why is Ecotourism important?

Ecotourism is looking at exotic features in the environment and helping to conserve endangered environment. Ecotourism is important because it can help stop pollution, it educates people to understand the environment, and can explain the consequences that can happen.

What is a Coral Reef?

A coral reef is the starting point of an ecosystem. Coral reefs are made up of the coral skeletons. A coral reef is home to many species of plants and animals. Did you know the reason why the coral is so colorful is because of algae.

Why are Coral Reefs important and its importance to the location?

Coral Reefs are important because they provide homes and shelter to small fish and creatures. Coral itself is important because it controls how much carbon dioxide is in the water. The coral reef is important to Belize because the reef helps slow waves and helps them from crashing into the beach.

How are coral reefs benefited by ecotourism and is there any existing in Belize at the coral reefs?

Ecotourism benefits the Coral Reef because people can see the beauty of the reef and is said to help people conserve wildlife not only in the coral reef but natural wildlife around the world.Some ecotourism are snorkeling and diving.