Avian Studies at Hidden Valley December 5- 15 1992

Miller, Bruce W. and Miller, Carolyn M. (1992) Avian Studies at Hidden Valley December 5- 15 1992. Technical Report.

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    This report represents a continuation of work begun in July 1992 (Miller and Miller, 1992b) on the bird diversity on Bull Run Properties. These results contribute to the knowledge of bird distributions in Belize and specifically the Mountain Pine Ridge habitats. In addition to adding to the knowledge of the bird distribution of Belize, this work also supports efforts to develop a private foundation and protected area on and around the Hidden Valley Falls area. This parcel of land fits into a larger scheme of landuse and protected areas and will provide important linkages to other large blocks of protected lands. The entire area may ultimately be incorporated into the Buffer Zone of yet a larger Maya Mountains Biosphere Reserve. The Bull Run property lies along the northern border of the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve and approximately between 17° 00' and 17° 05' north latitude and 88° 48' and 88° 56' west longitude. This beautiful block of land with rugged terrain, elevation changes, and 110 streams by recent count, encompasses 65 Km2 (18,000 acres). Myriad waterfalls are found throughout the property including the famous 1000' Falls. Map 1 provides an overview of the proposed Maya Mountain Biosphere Reserve boundaries as well as Bull Run property and how it fits into the overall management concept for the area. From a conservation perspective, the Bull Run Properties are a very important link in a much larger program known as Paseo Pantera. This joint project by WCS and Caribbean Conservation Corporation, funded by USAID, seeks to link parks and protected areas throughout the Central American isthmus. The Bull Run Properties along with the recently formed Slate Creek Preserve, and the established Society Hall Nature Reserve, may form the closest north-south "green belt" link in this part of Central America. Such a link promotes genetic interchange and ultimately a healthy biodiversity. Paseo Pantera seeks to contribute not only to wildlands management but to the sustainable socioeconomic development of the region. The continued development of the Hidden Valley Inn and low impact tourism together with protection of the property is very compatible with Paseo Pantera objectives.

    Item Type: Technical Reports (Technical Report)
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      Publisher: Wildlife Conservation Society
      Keywords: Hidden Valley Mountain Pine Ridge birds sound recording pine habitat bird list
      Subjects: (Z) Other or Unspecified
      Publication Sources: (3) Other Source > (3D) Other or Unspecified
      Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2010 06:00
      Last Modified: 26 Jan 2011 16:50
      URI: http://eprints.uberibz.org/id/eprint/704

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