Natural History


… a rich diversity of flora and fauna

The Pook’s Hill Reserve acts as a buffer zone to the 6,700 acre Tapir Mountain Reserve which extends to the southwest of the lodge and forms part of a wildlife corridor that continues to the Toledo District in the south of Belize. The forest is a semi-deciduous broadleaf tropical rainforest that has not been logged since the time of the Maya.


A rich diversity of animal life including over 300 bird species and most of Belize’s mammals, including tapirs and jaguars are still present within the reserve. The Pook’s Hill Reserve is listed with the Belize Association of Private Protected Areas.

It is an ideal location for students and researchers to explore the primary rainforest. Researchers use our facilities and leave valuable information that is available to our guests.


Jade Jungle Resort

P.O. Box 102, Belmopan, Belize, Central America

+1 (406) 646-3725