Payne's Creek National Park

Payne's Creek National Park

Payne's Creek National Park is a nature reserve in the Toledo District of southern Belize. This national park, stretched along the lower reaches of the Monkey River, was previously disturbed by banana farming and slash-and-burn agricultural practises; however, in 2007 a verdant broadleaf secondary forest provides habitat for a diverse tropical flora and fauna. The park encompasses convert|37680|acre|km2|0 of land including the dominant broadleaf forest as well as mangrove areas.(Toledo Institute) Black howler monkey troops are abundant, each troop maintaining a home range of 40,000 to 70,000 square metres in this forest(Lumina, 2006). At least four Mayan sites have been discovered in the Park (Calico) to date.


*Toledo Institute [ Payne's Creek National Park, Belize]
*Lumina Tech, "Hydrology and ecology of the Monkey River watershed, southern Belize", 2006

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