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Illegal logging uncovered in Mayflower Bocawina National Park

The Mayflower Bocawina National Park, in the Stann Creek District, covers over seven thousand, one hundred acres of verdant jungle, refreshing waterfalls and early Mayan sites.  Located near Silk Grass [...]

F.C.D. still needs your help to save Chiquibul

The Chiquibul Forest Investment Initiative is a fifteen-million dollar Government project in collaboration with a number of high-profile organizations doing environmental work, including Friends for Conservation and Development.  Volunteer with [...]

Guats Spread Gill Nets in Belizean Waters Down South

Wil Maheia, the leader of the Belize Territorial Volunteers, continues to keep close watch on illegal activity at and near the mouth of the Sarstoon River, half of which is [...]

“Jaws” Makes the Move from San Pedro to Sandhill

Jaws caused a spectacle today at the Quality Poultry Products compound on North Front Street in Belize City. The eight-foot croc was transferred from the American Crocodile Education Sanctuary in [...]

Dispute between PASA, Solid Waste Management Will Not Stop Garbage Disposal

PASA Belize Limited, the operator of the solid waste transfer stations, suddenly informed Solid Waste Management Authority that they ceased operations effective Monday, January ninth. The halt of operations means [...]

G.O.B. Cancels Consultations on Seismic Testing

The Marine Multibeam and Sea Seep Survey consultations have been cancelled. In a rather brief three line – one sentence – press release issued today by the Government Press Office, [...]

Rosewood Busted in South and West; Stiffer Penalties for Offenders?

The Forest Department is cracking down on the illegal harvesting of hardwood. Two major busts have been made in recent days in the west and south, which show that the [...]

Consultation on Multibeam and Seep Sea Survey Coming in January

Government is holding a public consultation on marine multi-beam and Sea Seep Survey. In a release issued today, the Ministry of Economic Development and Petroleum says that they, along with [...]

Welcome to Harvest Caye: Alcatraz or Paradise?

Almost four weeks after officially opening its multimillion dollar cruise tourism investment on Harvest Caye, Norwegian Cruise Line formally invited members of the local media to visit the exclusive island [...]

Reviewing the Role of the Environmental Clearance Process

How sustainable and environmentally sound is the process of developing tourism and industry projects, such as offshore drilling? Well, an initiative by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment, [...]

New Legislation Will Classify Projects According to Size

But to mitigate negative impacts is to identify alternative actions or technologies. According to Martin, one of his main recommendations is for the strengthening of the current legislation, making it [...]

Chiquibul Initiative Quartet Get Big Cheques

Two point two-eight million dollars were disbursed today for the conservation and protection of natural reserves: Chiquibul, Vaca, Colombia and Bladen Forests.  PACT is the donor agency that is contributing [...]

Woodwork Factory Owner Nailed with Possible Illegal Rosewood

An operation conducted by officers attached to the Forest Department has yielded a significant haul of illegally harvested rosewood.  On Wednesday,  a site inspection at a woodwork factory in Benque [...]

Edmond Castro says BSCFA at fault for Fairtrade suspension

During the annual general meeting of the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association over the weekend, farmers were informed of the recent suspension of the association from Fair-trade. The Association claims [...]

What Caused Above-Average 2016 Hurricane Season?

It’s the thirtieth of November and it is a day when a lot of people let out a sigh of relief- particularly those who live in low lying areas and [...]

B.D.F. Keeping Eye on Illegal Activity in Sarstoon Area

SATIIM co-manages the Sarstoon Temash National Park and according to them, they were intercepted by the GAF recently when they were on a patrol of the area. The N.G.O. says [...]

F.C.D. Gets “Big Up” in London

It has been a while since we’ve heard from the Friends of Conservation and Development, but just this week, Executive Director Raphael Manzanero was in London on official FCD business. [...]

Guatemala Controls Southern Boundary; Infringing into Belizean Territory

A report of the latest military encounter on the Sarstoon River, involving village leaders, as well as a team of and park rangers attached to SATIIM, has been filed with [...]

SATIIM Says Oversight of National Park Needs G.O.B. Intervention

Since losing its co-management agreement in July 2013, SATIIM has been virtually on its own as far as monitoring illegal activities within the expansive broadleaf, wetland and mangrove forest.  The [...]

Guatemalan Forces Stop SATIIM Again; Secret Protocol in Place?

Following a period of relative calm and somewhat downplayed encounters, activities by the Guatemalan armed forces in the Sarstoon, are sparking up again in southern Belize.  A few days ago, [...]

Tourism Minister Issues Fresh Apology for Seismic Testing Debacle

The Government has completely backtracked, for now at least, on the issue of seismic testing, cancelling the visit of one ship scheduled to do testing but allowing another that will [...]

Considering Renewable Energy in the Home

Are you looking for ways to make your home or business more energy and electricity efficient? You may not know, but there are companies in Belize that can help you [...]

Seismic Testing Cancelled, but There Are Limits According to Department

Government confirmed today that regional offshore seismic survey has been cancelled. The survey was initially suspended on October twentieth following public outcry from tourism stakeholders and the N.G.O. community. Immediately [...]

Developer on Gladden Caye Called Out on Dredging

Tonight there is a report of damage to fisheries and the marine environment in southern Belizean waters. The Southern Environmental Association reports that it has come across the construction of [...]

G.O.B. demands compensation money from Andre Vega, Sharon Pitts

The government is seeking to recover almost a million dollars paid in compensation to Andre Vega, the son of the former DPM and Minister of Natural Resources as well as [...]