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Jaguar Killer Still on Loose; Minister Says Trafficking Being Considered

The public outcry on two beheaded jaguars was sounded across the city and a ten thousand dollar reward was set up to catch the poachers. But so far, there hasn’t [...]

Getting SMART About Sustainable Management

Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART) is a new tool being used by marine and terrestrial conservationists in Belize. The software was introduced locally a little over five years ago [...]

Technology to Manage Sustainability of Forests

This morning at the Radisson in the city, a pair of strategies was formally introduced by the Forest Department for sustainable forest and forest fire management.  The launch coincided with [...]

10 Years On, F.C.D. Recounts Shifts in Illegal Activity in Chiquibul

Over the years, we’ve reported on the work of the Friends for Conservation and Development and the illegal activities of Guatemalans inside the Chiquibul. We’ve documented the incursions and the [...]

Environmentalists Hit the Waters to Monitor Manatees

In 2017 alone, up to forty manatees were reported killed as a result of collisions with boats. And only twelve days into the New Year, three manatees have already been [...]

Oil Moratorium Officially in Effect

It is now illegal to explore for or exploit potential petroleum deposits in the maritime zone of Belize. Following the passage of the Petroleum Operations (Maritime Zone Moratorium) Act, 2017 [...]

Estevan Bol Swims with the Fish

Twenty-six-year-old Estevan Bol has turned his hobby into his full-time job. He had always been fascinated by fish, owned small fish aquariums and subsequently taught himself all there is to [...]

A Final Word on Tuesday’s Tsunami Threat

Under extremely short notice on Tuesday night, the City Emergency Management Organization, CEMO, opened shelters to residents looking to secure themselves and their families against the approaching tsunami threat.  This [...]

Forest Department Begins Investigation into Jaguar Beheading

The cruel slaying of a young jaguar and its dumping in the Belize River has raised the ire of conservationists and the public alike. The cat, which is protected by [...]

How to Prepare For and Survive a Tsunami

Still a little shaky from Tuesday night’s earthquake and tsunami scare? You’re not alone. Nearly forty-eight hours later, emergency preparedness responders are still marveling at Belize’s close call and formulating [...]

NEMO, CEMO, Red Cross Assess on-the-Ground Response, Find Good and Bad

Vulnerable populations, such as the stevedores who were out on the sugar boat on Tuesday night, should be covered in terms of planning by their employers as well as their [...]

Assessment Coming for Shelters and Bridges

For the most part, none of the countries in the region reported any damage to buildings and other infrastructure. But here in Belize the Ministry of Works, supported by the [...]

Reef Still Fighting Coral Bleaching

The reef report card was released on Wednesday in Belize City. We reported on Belize’s two point eight grade average, which conservationists gave the country after extensive research conducted on [...]

After Success Down South, Managed Access to Fisheries Coming Countrywide

Over the past few years, we have reported on the managed access program in Belize being implemented by the Fisheries Department, Environmental Defense Fund and other local conservation partners. It [...]

CitCo Leads Clean-Up near Cinderella Plaza

In news from the Belize City Council, residents of the area north of Cinderella Plaza up to the Barracks, including Kelly Street, Baymen Avenue, Wilson Street, Hunter’s Alley, Matron Roberts [...]

The Earth Moved off Honduras on Tuesday Night; Tsunami Threat Causes Brief Panic

The tremors of a strong seven point six earthquake in Great Swan Island in Honduras were felt as far as Mexico and various areas of the country. Residents in Belize [...]

San Pedranos’ Response to Tsunami Threat

The tsunami threat caused a panic in the prime tourism island of San Pedro where residents took no chances and moved to safer buildings and shelters that were immediately opened [...]

Did Belizeans Confuse Tsunami Threat for ‘Spring Tide?’

Adding to the frenzy following the offshore tremor was the perceived recession of seawater ahead of a resulting tsunami.  As we said, it turns out that a phenomenon known as [...]

Barrier Reef Getting Healthier but Work Continues

The Mesoamerican Reef provides economic, social and cultural benefits to Belize. It is valued around a billion dollars and recent reports show that just four of Belize’s seven marine protected [...]

Jaguar Loses Head to Hunter’s Machete

In an almost unbelievable case of animal cruelty for personal gain, the owner of Belize River Lodge near Manatee Lookout on the Philip Goldson Highway this morning came upon the [...]

Why Was Big Cat Targeted?

Heusner believes that the jaguar killer appeared only to have wanted the head and not the rest of the body. The jaguar is a protected species and fines are prescribed [...]

1 Dead Manatee; Another to be Rescued

Forty manatees were killed in 2017. It proved to be a dangerous and deadly year for the gentle mammals. Belize has one of the healthiest populations of the West Indian [...]

A Greenhouse in Your Backyard: Couple Practices Hydroponics

Have you ever wanted to grow your own vegetables or herbs at home but haven’t been able to because you don’t have the space to do it? If so, hydroponic gardening [...]

B.A.A. waits for funding for Caye Caulker airstrip; S.S.B. skeptical

The Caye Caulker Airstrip project, an initiative that was, to an extent, prompted by Tropic and Maya Island Air’s decision to suspend flights to the island because of a faulty [...]

Authority wants to get moving to minimize losses

The delay in commencing work on the Caye Caulker airstrip is having an impact on tourism on the island.  As the fifth most trafficked runway in the country, it is [...]