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
Fish right, eat right! Learn about how our commitment to sustainable seafood is protecting Belize's natural resources.
Check our experts blog to find out more about conservation in Belize.
Discover how sustainable aquaculture is a viable economic alternative to fishing. Designed for fishers by fishers, our multi-tiered program touches on national level fisheries management in Belize.
Expanding Conservation and Sustainable Rural Development
Charting a Sustainable Course for Oceans and People
Take a look at TNC´s 25 years work in Belize.
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.