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Shark Fishers Forum held in Belize City

A National Shark Fishers Forum was held today in Belize City. The event brought together more than forty shark fishers to raise awareness of shark regulations, best fishing practices, and [...]

SEA concerned about dredging operations at Little Bugle Caye

Fragments of Hope was first to sound the alarm that dredging was taking place off the coast of Placencia. Today the Southern Environmental Association issued a release expressing concern over [...]

Temporary moratorium on all off-shore dredging near Placencia?

Conservationists are calling for a temporary moratorium on all off-shore dredging permits near Placencia in the south. They say that the cease and desist will help scientists to conduct important [...]

Audubon’s Small Grants for Chunox Fisherfolk

In 2012, the Belize Audubon Society awarded the first of its small grants to fisherfolk to support income diversification in northern fishing villages like Chunox, Copper Bank and Sarteneja.  To [...]

WiMAC Conference Kicks Off In Belize City

A regional conference aimed at empowering women in the maritime sector began today in Belize City. Representatives of sixteen Caribbean nations are participating in the third annual Women in Maritime [...]

Audubon Tackles Illegal Fishing and Empowers Fisherfolk through Entrepreneurship

On October first, the fishing season of the Queen Conch officially opened. Conch represents a significant source of revenue for traditional fishermen across Belize, and generates millions of dollars for [...]

The Annual TIDE Conservation Festival

The Toledo Institute for Development and Education is hosting its annual conservation festival. In the past, it was called the TIDE Fish Festival, but this year, it has been renamed [...]

Thunderstorm in Northern and Central Belize

There was thunderstorm activity on Wednesday night over central and northern Belize, while other parts of the country experienced winds of about thirty miles per hour and heavy rainfall. The [...]

IPCC Reports Bad News for Coral Reefs

There is bad news for coral reefs all over the world. Earlier this week, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a stern warning for governments and businesses [...]

Poaching and Illegal Farming by Guatemalans in Toledo District

In the face of incursions into the Columbia Forest Reserve and the village of San Benito Poite by poachers from neighboring Guatemala, concerns have been raised about the ongoing encroachment [...]

Chiquibul Remains Under Threat of Poaching

Poaching is a similar issue that is being faced in the Chiquibul Forest where gold panners and illegal farmers enter into the expanse of wilderness.  According to Julius Espat whose [...]

Belize Audubon Society Goes Boat-to-Boat

On Monday night we reported on the Belize Audubon Society’s work with the Managed Access Programme. That programme was first piloted in one site and after seeing some positive results, [...]

OSPESCA Reps in Belize for Regional Workshop

The first regional meeting of the fisheries and aquaculture communicators network of OSPECA commenced today in Belize City. OPESCA is a regional body attached to SICA and is in charge [...]

Plastic Free Summer Camp in the West

An exhibition showcasing the creative and plastic free work of Bullet Tree children is open at the House of Culture in San Ignacio. Over the summer, the children participated in [...]

Belize Audubon Society – a Partner in Managed Access

Over the past decade or so, you may have heard fishermen report that there are dwindling fish stocks. They say that they have to go farther and their catch is [...]

Half Moon Caye Declared Rat Free

The Belize Audubon Society has successfully eradicated rats on Half Moon Caye. The invasive species were highlighted as a problem since the 1950’s and subsequent studies showed that the rats [...]

ACES Rescue Thomas the Croc!

The American Crocodile Education Sanctuary has rescued a ten-foot American Crocodile called Thomas from San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. The outlook for the croc is uncertain at this time, as it [...]

Costa Rica Minister Says the Region Must Preserve its Forests to Tackle Climate Change

This week, we bring you another story about the Global Climate Action Summit held two weeks ago. At that summit, a number of cities, businesses and organizations made commitments in [...]

Calling on All ‘San Pedranos’ to Help Fight Off Sargassum Attack

The San Pedro Town Council has declared the sargassum beaching a natural disaster and is calling on its residents to come out on Thursday and Friday for a massive cleanup. [...]

Red Bank Villagers Detained for Illegal Logging in Maya Mountain Forest Reserve

Reports of illegal logging have been on the increase. On Tuesday, the Compliance Management Unit of the Forest Department responded to one such report of the illegal activity taking place [...]

Caribbean PM Sounds the Climate Change Call at GCAS

The Global Climate Action Summit was held in San Francisco, California on September twelfth to the fourteenth. It is an event that brought leaders and people together from around the [...]

Illegal Logging Operation Busted in San Felipe, Toledo

Police busted a logging operation in the southern village of San Felipe, Toledo. On Wednesday, a joint patrol between police and the Forestry Department led to the discovery of three [...]

Ambergris Caye Citizens for Sustainable Development to Sue G.O.B. for Cayo Rosario Project

The Ambergris Caye Citizens for Sustainable Development is heading to court in respect of the proposed mega-tourism development on Cayo Rosario.  The group says that the Government of Belize, particularly [...]

Environment C.E.O. Says Recent Visit Was Made to Cayo Rosario

According to the Ambergris Caye Citizens for Sustainable Development, the Department of Environment has failed to do its proper research, having only consulted once with the residents and stakeholders.  The [...]

A.S.R./B.S.I. Gives G.O.B. 25 Acres of Land for Transfer Station

Twenty-five acres of land was gifted to the Government of Belize by American Sugar Refinery/Belize Sugar Industries this morning during a short land transfer ceremony at Tower Hill.  Located on [...]