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Thursday, 13 February 2014 00:00

Friends for Conservation and Development is cognizant that Belize has so much to offer especially to nature enthusiasts. The Chiquibul-Maya Mountains where we operate has so much in hidden secrets. The richness yet abounds and we must bring the natural and cultural richness more closer to home, and to do this we must give a sense of exploration, sense of passion and a sense of love for the land. It is a true fact that this forest is under peril and by opening it to the world to see, can we generate enthusiasm and interest to maintain it. One can only protect something, if we appreciate it and to appreciate it we must know it.

Based on this philosophy, FCD has partnered with the American Adventure Sport to launch the Maya Mountain Adventure Challenge. This epic race will start in San Ignacio, where some 50 athletes will engage on a three day and three night multi-discipline race encompassing canoeing, biking, hiking, orienteering, spelunking and navigation across the Chiquibul-Maya Mountains including the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, the Chiquibul National Park, Caracol Archaeological Reserve and the Vaca Forest Reserve.

The race will start on the 13th of February at 12:01 a.m. and will be open for four days. Competitors include world class athletes, representing 17 teams, from the United States, Ecuador and Denmark. Belize will be represented by three teams. Two are from the Belize Defence Force and one comprised by FCD’s Ranger team, known as the Chiquibul Grisons.

To learn more about this Adventure Challenge Race please refer to:
• See the web link for English:
• For Spanish:     
• and
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