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Mangrove Education Onboard the Mangrove Maiden

Mangroves serve many important functions for coastal communities. They act as a watershed and provide storm surge protection, as well as land stabilization. They also provide habitat for fish, birds [...]

BECOL to BELPO – We Are Not Responsible

On November thirteenth we told you about the Belize Institute of Environmental Law and Policy concerns about the state of the Macal River. In that story, BELPO’s Candy Gonzalez made [...]

B.N.N. Calls Out Fisheries Department

There is another report on Guatemalans entering illegally in Belize. Following the protest against the ban of gillnets in Dangriga on Wednesday, the Belize Network of Non-Governmental Organizations says that [...]

Fishermen Meet in Dangriga to Support Gillnet Usage

There are two sides to the use of gillnets. In some quarters the use of the fishing gear is said to be harmful and dangerous but among others, the traditional [...]

BELPO Sounds Off on the State of the Macal River

The Belize Institute of Environmental Law and Policy wants answers on the Macal River in the west. BELPO sent out a release this morning to say that they have serious [...]

Belize Bird Rescue – Saving Belize’s Birds!

Belize’s yellow-headed parrot population is disappearing from our forests; it is a bird that is endangered worldwide. Illegal poaching, deforestation and other pressures have reduced this colorful bird to a [...]

License for Domestic Parrot Holders are Coming

As you heard in that story just now, Belize’s parrots are under threat. The illegal trafficking of native parrots for house pets has been a growing problem. The yellow-headed parrots [...]

Developing the Seaweed Industry in Belize

On Friday, BELTRAIDE made further steps to develop the seaweed industry by connecting producers, developers, and consumers. A ‘Ministerial and Private Sector Seaweed Mission’ took industry stakeholders to the seaweed [...]

Plastic and Styrofoam Ban Take Center Stage at Film Festival

As you may know by now, last March the Department of Environment announced that a phase-out of single use plastics and styrofoam. Once that phase out is over, there will [...]

BWS Calls for Environmental Awareness on Water Resources

The source of water from which many are able to drink, cook and use for other activities has often been taken for granted as an infinite well that supplies the [...]

28 Participants Complete U.B./I.D.B. Climate Change Programme

The University of Belize and the Inter-American Development partnered to create a short term programme to build the local capacity of the management of natural and climate hazards along the [...]

Improved Water Quality in the New River

There is good news from the Department of Environment on the health of the New River. Today, Environmental Officer Aldo Cansino confirmed to News Five that the aerators that were [...]

CZMAI Hosts Innovation Challenge

The Coastal Zone Management Authority Institute held its innovation fair at the Battlefield Park in Belize City today. The event is a part of the fifth annual Coastal Awareness Week. [...]

Guatemalan Fishermen Saying No to a Gill Net Ban on Belizean Soil?

Last Friday in Belmopan, a group of fishermen picketed the Assembly Building in protest of a proposed ban on the use of gill nets.  Conservationists across the country, including Oceana, [...]

Guatemalans with Belizean Fishing License? Say It Ain’t So!

According to Maheia, these men have been issued fishing licenses to operate within Belizean waters, a practice, he says, that ought to be illegal.  When the BTV pursued the Guatemalan [...]

Manny Heredia Concerned About How Developments are Approved on Caye Caulker

Over a week ago, a resident on Caye Caulker wrote an article on Facebook expressing her concern about massive developments happening on Caye Caulker. Her concern was that there didn’t [...]

More Sewage Disposal System Coming for San Pedro

Over the years, we have reported on different incidents of the illegal dumping of raw sewage on Ambergris Caye. It is illegal, but still happens on the number one tourist [...]

Building Coastal Resilience Through Innovation

Experts from the National Oceanography Center are currently in Belize carrying out critical work on the sea bed. To collect data, they are employing the Sea Worker, a thirteen-foot vessel, [...]

Coastal Awareness Week 2019 Kicks Off

Coastal Awareness Week 2019 got underway today as the Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute made its media rounds across Belize City.  The weeklong activities will include a trivia competition [...]

Second Annual Belize Birding Festival

More than two hundred people gathered in San Ignacio over the weekend to talk about birds in Belize. This is the second time the birding community has come together for [...]

Update on G.O.B.’s Drought Assistance to Farmers

The rains are here but the effects of the drought that devastated crops over several weeks are still being felt. The prolonged drought caused losses in the millions for farmers [...]

NEMO Issues Advisory; Met Service Says No Need to Worry

There is no need to panic at this point says the National Emergency Management Organization. Out of precaution, NEMO issued an advisory earlier today informing that it is monitoring the [...]

Closely Monitoring the Weather… but No System Formed As Yet

According to the NEMO advisory, should the prediction change for the worse, all factors considered, Belize can be facing a significant threat by Tuesday.  Nonetheless, Chief Met Officer Cumberbatch reiterated [...]

Phase 2 of BIOFIN Launched

Phase two of the Biodiversity Finance Initiative known as BIOFIN was launched today. In 2016, the Government launched the first phase which consisted of four assessments such as a policy [...]

Researchers from the University of Florida Conduct a Water Quality Assessment of the Entire New River

The state of the New River has been showing some signs of recovery with some help from the rains, but tests are still being conducted to determine the quality of [...]