Unknown Belize Docuseries

An nation brimming with biodiversity

The European Nature Trust, in collaboration with production company Feste Films, is working on a new four-part documentary series in Belize. This philanthropically funded work will uncover the wonder of Belize’s natural world, while exploring the political, economic and environmental challenges facing Central America’s only
English-speaking nation.

Belize is a true “Eden” with over 500 bird species, 150 mammals, 150 amphibians and reptiles, over 550 fish and more than 3,400 plant species. Over 60% of Belize’s landmass is currently wild and undeveloped. However, its natural resources are constantly at risk of exploitation from industrial farming, logging, mineral extraction, wildlife poaching, mining, unsustainable fishing and damage to the reef system.

An eden to protect

We go in search of Belize’s magnificent wildlife, from the elusive jaguar and agile spider monkey to the threatened scarlet macaw. We meet passionate conservation biologists and community members who strive daily to protect Belize’s terrestrial and marine ecosystems. Viewers meet the conservationists working to protect critical forest regions like the Maya Forest Corridor and the Mountain Pine Ridge; learn from ecologists at Panthera, whose extensive research is monitoring the health of jaguar populations; venture into Mennonite territory; dive some of the world’s richest coral reef ecosystems; and explore the nation’s growing sustainable coffee and chocolate making industries.

We visit remote Mayan settlements and scale temples, explore hidden sinkholes and remote river systems, and hike the hidden caves of the Chiquibul Forest. We enjoy a variety of local cuisines, championing Belize’s cultural heritage. This expansive series will create an intimate portrait of Belize, placing the nation in the international spotlight.  
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Unknown Belize Stats

4 feature-length episodes
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Filmed in more than
22 locations across Belize
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More than 3 years in the making

“Unknown Belize will help the world realise how much biodiversity this small nation harbours. Our mission is to inspire its protection, and attract inward investment for Belize’s conservation and sustainable development"

Paul Lister, TENT Founder & Trustee

Filmmaking with purpose

This informative and educational series will be a charitable production. Revenues from distribution agreements focused on the Americas and Europe, will be directed to conservation projects in Belize. The production aims to inspire Belizeans to take continued pride in their natural heritage, to rally international awareness of Belize’s environmental wealth, and to generate philanthropic support to help conserve it. 

We will be circulating more information on where to watch Unknown Belize after the production phase. 

Play your role in the protection of Belize's ecosystems

The conservation of the world’s last remaining wild areas and intact ecosystems is crucial for the future of biodiversity and humanity. Discover TENT’s work in Belize, and engage with our mission to conserve Belize’s environmental wealth.
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