Belize

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We’re working in Belize to protect the planet’s second-largest barrier reef and the second-largest rainforest in the Americas.

Bordering Mexico and Guatemala, Belize is a natural paradise. With more than 60% of its land covered by trees and a coastline protected by the second largest barrier reef in the world, Belize harbors great biodiversity and natural resources.

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has protected Belize's forests and oceans since 1986. We work closely with communities, organizations, companies and local governments to ensure that the nature people depend on today is safeguarded for future generations.

We currently conserve more than 250,000 acres of Mayan forests that serve as carbon sinks and models of good forestry management in the region. With tourism and fishing as Belize’s top two sources of income, we also improve the management of marine resources on which hundreds of thousands of people’s livelihoods depend

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