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Happy 20th Anniversary Coastal Zone!!

The Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute is celebrating its twentieth anniversary of promoting the sustainable use and management of Belize’s coastal zone.  To mark the occasion, the organization has [...]

Jamal Galvez, National Geographic Explorer

Sea to Shore Alliance Programme Coordinator, Jamal Galvez visited out studios on Tuesday, but it wasn’t to report on the case of another dead manatee along the Belize City coast; [...]

The Vulnerability of Marine Species to Acidic Sea Condition

A workshop was held today at the Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute focusing on the susceptibility of certain marine species, including the spiny lobster and conch, to the acidification [...]

A Permanent BDF Presence in Otoxha Village

There have been persistent illegal activities in western and southern Belize. The most recent reports was from the village of Otoxha in the deep south. Villagers have complained that Guatemalan [...]

Solid Waste Management Part 2 is Unveiled During Contract Signing

Today the signing of contract for infrastructure work under the Solid Waste Management Project Two took place in Belmopan. The Solid Waste Management Two is a continuation of project one [...]

Illegal Activities Continue within Columbia Forest Reserve

Since sounding an alarm several weeks ago that Guatemalan farmers have been encroaching on land surrounding Otoxha Village in the Toledo District, the Belize Defense Force has been deployed to [...]

News Five Treks to South Cebada in the Chiquibul Forest

South Cebada is one of the most remote areas of the Chiquibul National Park. While it is deep inside the protected area and difficult to reach, it is also located [...]

Government Commends the Actions of FCD in Arresting Guatemalan Poachers

As you heard, manning the Chiquibul National Park poses a huge challenge to the relevant agencies, including Friends for Conservation and Development.  FCD rangers on June sixth spotted a group [...]

Controversy over Development in Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve

There is growing public concern about the status of a development in the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve by a group of businessmen led by former Immigration Minister Elvin Penner. [...]

C.E.O. Percival Cho Says Environmental Clearance to Developer Not Granted

According to C.E.O. Cho an application by the developer has been halted because of environmental clearance not being granted. The Department of Environment, however, is reviewing that application.   Isani [...]

Sargassum Killed Fish in San Pedro

There has been at least two fish kill in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. Back in May, hundreds of dead fish including permit and bonefish surfaced on the Boca Del Rio [...]

Making Fishing Industry Gender Equitable

June is fisherfolk month and a number of activities are being held across the country to engage fishers on the state of the industry. Today, the Second Annual Women in [...]

P.M. Gets Award from OCEANA, Coalition

Prime Minister  on Saturday received a special award from Oceana in Belize and the Belize Coalition to Save our Natural Heritage at the Belize Biltmore Plaza. The sculpture of a [...]

Macaw Poachers Detained in Chiquibul

Two Guatemalans were detained inside the Chiquibul Forest some four kilometres from the western border on Wednesday. Rangers attached to Friends of Conservation and Development came upon a group of [...]

TIDE is National Winner for Energy Globe Awards

The Toledo Institute for Development and Environment (TIDE) was awarded the National Energy Globe Award for its Community Researchers’ Programme and has qualified to compete in World Energy Globe Award. [...]

Celebrating World Environmental Day

“World Environment Day” was observed today under the theme ‘Beat Plastic Pollution.’  Since 1974, the United Nations marked June fifth as World Environment Day to promote worldwide awareness and action [...]

Gov’t Hails Step Toward De-Listing Barrier Reef

A final decision is pending but after nine years, Belize’s Barrier Reef could no longer be listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Danger. A preliminary decision by the [...]

Cayo Rosario Project Approved Despite Objections

Two weeks ago we told you about the proposed development on Cayo Rosario in San Pedro. It is a small caye that falls within the Hol Chan Marine Reserve that [...]

Celebrating the Fishermen

The Wildlife Conservation Society, Fisheries Department and the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism launched “Fisherfolk Month” today in Belize City.  All month long, WCS and its partners will host a number [...]

A Plan for Biodiversity

The National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan for Belize was officially launched in San Ignacio on Thursday. Two decades ago, Belize was one of many countries that signed on to [...]

Hurricane Season is Here – Are You Ready?

The 2018 hurricane season officially opened today with twelve to fourteen named storms to be expected.  Six to seven of them will form into hurricanes, while two are expected to [...]

With Hot and Dry Forecast, Watch Out for Drought

On Wednesday you heard the National Met Service say that the climate outlook for the next few months will see below normal temperatures and below normal rainfall. In putting together [...]

Hurricane Season Should Be Quiet

June first marks the opening of the Tropical Atlantic Hurricane Season. An early forecast was issued in April and the most recent forecast issued this month shows that the season [...]

Weather Bureau is Ready

And to be prepared, it means the public needs timely and accurate information. According to Cumberbatch, that is what the Belize Weather Bureau will provide. We asked her how prepared [...]

What’s the Weather Like? Hot and Dry

The National Meteorological Service, through its Climatology and Climate Services unit, hosted more than fifty representatives across a number of sectors at the annual climate outlook forum. The organization produces [...]