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    PACT & Other Conservation Grp.  Saving  Silk Caye Marine Reserve

PACT & Other Conservation Grp. Saving Silk Caye Marine Reserve

Recently, the Reporter travelled to South Silk Caye, off the coast of Placencia, where erosion has threatened the very existence of a pristine island which is important to the tourism and fisheries industries in the South. The Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT), The Southern Environmental Association (SEA) and the GETCH

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    Will fishers agree to a gill-net ban?

Will fishers agree to a gill-net ban?

Recently several NGOs and the Belize Federation of Fishers (BFF) proposed that the government phase out and ban the use of gill nets in Belizean waters. While the proposed phase out ban has been opposed by the Fisheries Department and the Belize Fisherman’s Cooperative Association (BFCA), BFF continues to lobby

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    OCEANA HONORS HEROES

OCEANA HONORS HEROES

REPORTER: News Staff, – On Saturday, October 27, Oceana in Belize hosted its annual Oceana Heroes Award ceremony, honoring two men for their work in promoting ocean conservation. Oceana recognized Captain Earl David Jr. and Michael J. Heusner at its awards ceremony, hosted at the Renaissance Towers in Belize City.

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    MORATORIUM TO STOP DREDGING IS EXTREME, – SAYS MINISTER

MORATORIUM TO STOP DREDGING IS EXTREME, – SAYS MINISTER

REPORTER: News Staff, – Minister of the Environment Dr. Omar Figueroa says that issuing a moratorium to stop all dredging in Placencia would be extreme without an evaluation to determine that dredging linked to an ongoing development has damaged the reef system. The Minister was speaking with reporters this week

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    SMART TECHNOLOGY – CAN IT WITHSTAND THE TEST OF TIME  ?

SMART TECHNOLOGY – CAN IT WITHSTAND THE TEST OF TIME ?

Deseree Cain Arzu Wildlife Conservation Society Six years ago, Marine Protected Areas managers in Belize tested and gave the nod of approval for use of the Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool, SMART in our country. The tool, originally developed for terrestrial monitoring, helps in collecting important Protected Areas enforcement and

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OCEAN RESCUE – PLASTIC POLLUTION

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