Tapir Mountain Reserve

Located in the lower foothills of the Maya Mountains, the Tapir Mountain Reserve protects an area of approximately 28 square kilometres. It is home to Baird’s tapir, keel billed toucan, black orchid and the mahogany tree, all national symbols of Belize. The reserve is not open to the public and can only be visited by qualified researchers: however, it can be viewed from Pooks Hill lodge, whose private forest reserve adjoins it.