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More information on the Chalillo project

Excel file with wildlife data gathered during this fieldwork

 

Rapid Ecological Assessment

Upper Macal River, Cayo District, Belize

Results of Fieldwork carried out April 6-12, 1999. Click the images for larger pictures (careful, some images are very large!).

Locations of vegetation transects along the Macal River
Vegetation transect near Francelio. Click for larger image
Transect near "Francelio" in the upper reaches of the Macal. Notice that the future lake will not likely exceed the current river bed. See actual vegetation data.
Vegetation transect just below of confluence with Raspaculo. Click for larger image. Transect just below the confluence with the Raspaculo. Notice the wide floodplain containing the threatened“Deciduous broadleaf riparian shrubland in hills” that will be inundated by the proposed hydro lake. See actual vegetation data.
Vegetation transect along the Raspaculo River. Click for larger image. Transect in the Raspaculo. Notice again that the future lake will not likely exceed the current river bed. See actual vegetation data.
Vegetation transect near Chalillo. Click the image for a larger picture (173kb).

Above: Transect just above Chalillo. Notice the 1 km wide section of floodplain and forest that will be inundated by the proposed hydro lake. Notice also the karst forest to the south that will be inundated. See actual vegetation data. Click here for a medium sized vieuw (65 kb) or click here for a larger view (173 kb)

Click the images for larger png files.

See zipped excel file with wildlife data collected during the fieldwork.

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