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January 19, 2024

Mahogany Heights Village Council and WCS Belize Sign Community Conservation Agreement

January 4, 2024    WCS Belize and Mahogany Heights Village Council officially joined force...
January 9, 2024

Preparing for the imminent El Niño

Due to an unprecedented El Niño event combined with the impacts of climate change, the planet is experiencing never before seen climate anomalies, with global air and sea surface temperatures pushing far higher than ever recorded. This global phenomenon is impacting some areas more severely than others, and Mesoamerica’s forests, wildlife and people are likely to be  hit especially hard during the next 6-12 months.

November 29, 2023

The Jaguar in the biological corridor of the Forests of Mesoamerica. International Jaguar Day

Jaguar populations in Mesoamerica face critical threats. The destruction of their natural habitat, driven by illegal ranching and the trafficking of jaguar parts, endangers the survival of these majestic felines.

October 30, 2023

Wildland fire management enhances wildlife connectivity

The Maya Forest Corridor (MFC) in Belize faces a significant threat: wildfires. These fires, often triggered by human activities, can have devastating consequences for communities and biodiversity. During the 2023 fire season, which ran from February to June, a high level of fire activity was observed throughout the MFC. Our team diligently monitored this situation and identified a total of 29 individual fires that created four significant wildfire hotspots.