| Welcome to Noj K'a'ax Meen Elijio Panti National Park
Elijio Panti National Park is a national forest area recently designated as a national park (2001) by the Government of Belize. It is located at the foothills of the Mountain Pine Ridge approximately three miles south west of San Antonio Village, Cayo District. Besides San Antonio, other communities in the buffer zone of the park include Cristo Rey and Seven Miles Village.
The park has a very diverse flora and fauna that contribute to the famous Belizean biodiversity that has made the country a world-known tourism destination. The virgin/pristine areas within the park accommodate many miles of eco-trails for ecotourism. The trails combined with the culture and mode of life of the adjacent communities constitute a unique eco-cultural attraction. The management plan for the park includes infrastructural improvement to enhance accessibility, participation by stakeholders, education at all levels including adult education and improvement of the communities’ standard of living and sustainability of the park itself.
The Itzamna Society is no longer the co-managers of the Park and are not authorized to solicit any funds or contributions on behalf of the park. The Belize Development Foundation would like to thank the Izamna Society for their contribution to the park and extends them an invitation to continue working for the good of the park. Since 2010 the Belize Development Foundation has been granted co-management of the Elijio Panti National Park by the Government of Belize.The Belize Development Foundation (BDF) is presently upgrading the infrastructural facilities at the Park.
Elijio Panti National Park is maintained as a relatively undisturbed tropical rainforest where people continue to access and enjoy the nature-based recreational and cultural activities. Conservation of the natural and cultural heritage of the park is the key focus of management.
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