KBA Project

Management and Protection of Key Biodiversity Areas Project

KBA theme

This is a 5-year project implemented by the Government of Belize that aims to have better management of Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs), thereby ensuring greater benefits to communities.

Objectives and Key Components:

Project goal: To support the Government of Belize to achieve inclusive and sustainable natural resource-based growth and enhance climate change resilience.
Project Development objective: To strengthen natural resource management and biodiversity conservation through the mitigation of threats  of KBA’s in Belize.

The project is divided in three technical components and one for project management:

  • Component 1: Forest Protection and Sustainable Forest Management i KBAs
  • Component 2: Promoting Effective Management of  KBAs
  • Component 3: Institutional Strengthening and Capacity Building for Enhanced Enforcement of Environmental Regulations
  • Component 4: Project Management, Monitoring and Assessment


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The KBA Project’s Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) is comprised of the following members:

  • Association of Protected Areas Management Organization (APAMO),
  • Belize Fisheries Department,
  • Belize Forest Department ,
  • Ministry of Tourism & Culture, Institute of Archaeology,
  • University of Belize-ERI (UB-ERI),
  • Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute (CZMAI),
  • Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT),
  • Belize Association of Private Protected Areas (BAPPA),
  • National Protected Areas Secretariat (NPAS),
  • National Federation of Community Based Organization (NFCBO),
  • Lands and Survey Department, Agriculture Department

KBA Project Management Unit

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The PMU………… .

Key Biodiversity Areas 
Key Biodoversity Areas (KBAs) are natural habitats of high conservation value. They are home to plant and animal species that provide important benefits to Belize’s many communities and to the world at large.

There are 6 Target Sites  

KBA Target Sites