The Conservancy began working in Belize in 1989 to conserve the county’s highest priority terrestrial and marine habitats. Our extensive experience in the region makes us a reliable conservation partner of local communities, organizations, businesses and governments.
We are currently working in the Mesoamerican Reef to improve management of marine resources upon which tourism and fishing – the country's two most important industries – depend. We also support the conservation of 100,000 hectares of Belize's Maya Forest, which serves as a model of good forest management and as a carbon sink.
Check our experts blog to find out more about consevation in Belize.
Check our downloadable materials and discover more about Mesoamerican Reef and Oceans:
Mesoamerican Reef Protecting Nature, Communities and Economies
Oceans: Charting a sustainable course for oceans and people
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Designed for fishers by fishers, this multi-tiered program touches on national level fisheries management in Belize.
A market-based program to promote sustainable seafood in Belize The Nature Conservancy has joined forces with fishers, other NGO’s, Government Officials and Private Sector representatives in Belize to launch the program, certification and brand Fish Right, Eat Right.
Intact Forest Habitat: Achieving conservation in the Maya Forest through the retirement of carbon offsets
The Nature Conservancy's Belize Carbon Sequestration project makes big strides in conservation of the Maya Forest thanks to the retirement of carbon offsets in 2015.
Belize is big on fish. But these days, both fish and fishermen face an uncertain future.
The Rio Bravo Climate Action Project ensures the conservation and sustainable management of 15,550 acres of forest within Central America's Mayan Forest.
Improving livelihoods and supporting fisheries in Belize.