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The World Cup of Protected Areas \ Date: 11-20-2014 \

A delegation of government and non-government agencies involved in protected areas management, led by the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and Sustainable Development, Hon. Senator Lisel Alamilla, participated in the IUCN World Parks Congress: Sydney,...


Update on the Belize Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan \ Date: 06-12-2014 \

Contributed by Samir Rosado, Coastal Planner, Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute. After three years in the making, the Belize Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) Plan has been completed. In September 2013, CZMAI’s Coastal Planni...


Fisheries Conservation Drones in Belize \ Date: 06-06-2014 \

Contributed by Jose Sanchez, Wildlife Conservation Society The Fisheries Department is modernizing. Today it received technology to monitor the waters and to better fight illegal activities at sea. After receiving training from Conservation Drone...


Belize Participates in IV Mesoamerican Congress on Protected Areas \ Date: 03-21-2014 \

Mesoamerican Congress on Protected Areas is a technical meeting , academics and stakeholders from the Mesoamerican region , which meet every three or four years in order to discuss , disseminate and exchange knowledge on planning , management , opera...


Sensitizing Belize River Valley Communities on Hicatee Laws \ Date: 03-12-2014 \

Contributed by Felicia Cruz, Fisheries Department. The Belize Fisheries Department was present and in full force during the La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge 2014 with the aim of sensitizing the general public and communities along the Belize Ri...


Nassau Grouper – an icon of healthy reefs! \ Date: 01-28-2014 \

Contributed by Virginia Burns Perez, Wildlife Conservation Society. Beneath blue green waves, snuggled in depths near the coral reef, a rare dance flickers to the surface. This sight is seen only by a seasoned few who can read the signs illuminate...


Launching the National Branding Campaign \ Date: 11-27-2013 \

Most Belizeans are aware of names such as the Chiquibul Forest, Sarstoon Temash National Park, Sapodilla Caye Range and the Hol Chan Marine Reserve. These are some of the most famous protected areas in the country but, with the exception of a small g...


Investing in the Chiquibul \ Date: 10-10-2013 \

FCD (Friends for Conservation and Development) has received funding from the UNDP/GEF funded SNC.PAs project to construct the Chiquibul Visitor Center. The center is adjacent to Tapir Camp, home base of the rangers, just a mile from the Guacamallo Br...


Modernizing Fee System for the NPAS \ Date: 10-04-2013 \

A team from IUCN has been contracted to improve the sustainability of the NPAS by operationalizing mechanisms aimed at increasing the efficiency in the collection, administration and reinvestment of protected areas fees in Belize. The first consultat...