Below are a few books and articles that can help prepare you for your journey to the Maya Mountains of Belize, Central America.
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Identification of Deforestation and Forest Degradation Drivers in Belize: Program for the Reduction of Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Central America and the Dominican Republic by Juanita Garcia-Saqui, Pio Saqui and Santos Chicas
Additional related readings:
Birds, Chocolate, Forests
Johnson, R.J., Jedlicka, J.A., Quinn, J.E., and Brandle, J.R. 2011. Global Perspective on Birds in Agricultural Landscapes. Chapter In Integrating Agriculture, Conservation and Ecotourism: Examples from the Field, Pages 55-140.
Nations, J.D. 2006. The Maya Tropical Forest: People, Parks, and Ancient Cities. University of Texas Press. 285 pages.
Rice, R. and Greenberg, R. 2000. Cacao Cultivation and the Conservation of Biological Diversity. 2000. Ambio 29:167-173.