Las Cuevas, Belize

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Coordinates: 16°43′53″N 88°59′11″W / 16.73139°N 88.98639°W / 16.73139; -88.98639

Las Cuevas
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Las Cuevas is located in Belize
Las Cuevas
Las Cuevas
Coordinates: 16°43′53″N 88°59′11″W / 16.73139°N 88.98639°W / 16.73139; -88.98639
Country  Belize
District Cayo District
Time zone Central (UTC-6)

Las Cuevas is a Research Station and Explorers Lodge in the heart of the Chiquibul Tropical Moist Forest, at 550 m altitude in the Maya Mountains of Belize in Central America. It is an important centre for biological research established jointly by the Forest Department of Belize and the Natural History Museum, London in 1994. In May 1995 venturers from the charity Raleigh International built a 30 foot tower to help Ornithologists study flight paths in the area and watch out for forest fires. It is located close to the mouth of a large cave an ancient Mayan temple complex and Monkey Tail River which runs through Virgin rainforest.