Harvest Caye

Coordinates: 16°28′42″N88°24′14″W / 16.4783°N 88.4039°W / 16.4783; -88.4039Harvest Caye is a private island owned by Norwegian Cruise Line, located in southern Belize.[1] The caye features wildlife exhibitions including a blue morpho butterfly house.[2]

On May 23, 2017, personnel from Harvest Caye, accompanied by Edgar Correa of the Belize Forestry Department, removed a juvenile Scarlet Macaw from Belize Bird Rescue to add to Harvest Caye's wildlife exhibits.[3][4] Belize Bird Rescue, a non-profit organization dedicated to rehabilitating and releasing rescued wildlife, strongly objected to this action, arguing that the bird was healthy and a good release candidate and should not be kept permanently in captivity.[3] The confiscation was also condemned by the Belize Audubon Society and has become a significant controversy for the resort.[5][6]

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  1. ^ "Norwegian Cruise Line unveils Harvest Caye to first visitors". The San Pedro Sun. 23 November 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
  2. ^ Lay, Daniel. "Wildlife Exhibits on a Private Caribbean Island". Gutter Curator. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Big Red the Scarlet Macaw; imprisoned at Harvest Caye". The San Pedro Sun. 9 June 2017. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Big Red Swept Off to Harvest Caye to Be Held Captive". Love FM. 26 May 2017. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Harvest Caye Can't Have 'Big Red'". 9 June 2017. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Animal Conservation Community Challenges Harvest Caye". 7 News Belize. 30 May 2017. Retrieved 10 June 2017.

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