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New National Women in Fisheries Association of Belize Formed

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New National Women in Fisheries Association of Belize Formed
(June 21, 2024)   -   Close to seventy women gathered from various coastal communities in Belize at Hopkins Village for the 7th Women in Fisheries Forum (WIFF), which was held under the theme, "Leave No One Behind in Building an Enabling Environment for Our Small-Scale Artisanal Fisheries." The annual forum is designed to bring recognition to the varied roles women play in Belize’s small-scale fisheries sector and to provide a space for women to voice the challenges they face and opportunities they wo...

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National Women in Fisheries Association established

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National Women in Fisheries Association established
(June 21, 2024) by Kristen Ku (Amandala Newspaper) BELIZE CITY, Thurs. June 20, 2024 - After eight years of dedicated efforts, Belize has officially established a National Women in Fisheries Association on Tuesday, June 18. This achievement comes as seven women have been elected to serve on the executive body, including a president. “The whole idea started in that women wanted this space for them to be able to share their concerns and their issues regarding a sector that they’re not f...

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Time For Fisher Women To Step Up

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Time For Fisher Women To Step Up
(June 20, 2024) by (7 News Belize)  Thurs. June 20, 2024 - A Women in Fisheries Forum in Hopkins village earlier this week brought together up to 60 different women from various fishing communities across the country. And they have now formed an association with the help of the Wildlife Conservation Society. The two day forum that took place on the 17th and 18th of June focused on their concerns as fisherwomen and value added producers. We spoke to the coordinator today: Ralna Lamb Lew...

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International Tapir Day: The jungle gardener

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International Tapir Day: The jungle gardener
(April 27, 2024) There are four species of tapir in the world and Central America is home to the Tapirus bairdii species, considered a symbol of the jungle and fertility, present in myths and legends of various indigenous communities. This April 27th, we celebrate their presence in the Great Forests of Mesoamerica, as they play a crucial role in seed dispersal, thus contributing to the regeneration of tropical forests where they inhabit. Their distribution spans southern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, C...

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Press Release - NGO’s and government representatives invited to training on Nature-based Solutions for Adaptation

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(March 18, 2024) Design effective nature-based solutions for adaptation informed by climate risk assessment. Identify effective nature-based solutions and how they support adaptation to climate change. Monitor and evaluate the benefits of nature-based solutions for adaptation. Belize City (March 12, 2024)    Several representatives from government and non-government organizations will participate in a training titled ‘Nature-based Solutions (NbS) for Adaptation: Working with Natu...

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PRESS RELEASE - Over 50 Experts Convene in Belize for Global Shark Conservation Meeting

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PRESS RELEASE - Over 50 Experts Convene in Belize for Global Shark Conservation Meeting
(February 26, 2024) Review of new tools and initiatives to effectively improve shark conservation. Develop linked programs of marine conservation work and learn how to better integrate them with WCS’s conservation priorities to advance shark conservation. See and learn from the work to conserve the reefs and sharks at Glover’s Reef Research Station The need to act fast- with sharks now one of the most threatened groups of animals on the planet Placencia Village, Stann Creek District (February...

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International Day of Women and Girls in Science

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International Day of Women and Girls in Science
(February 11, 2024) On the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we highlight the work of Anna, Francis, Sofía, and Yamira from the Mesoamerica and Caribbean program of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). Their sensitivity and passion exemplify a commitment to nature, communities, and wildlife. At WCS, we take pride in having a strong team of women in the field of science. Get to know them! Yamira Fuentes / WCS Belize “I am a Natural Resources Manager and researcher, I am cur...

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Mahogany Heights Village Council and WCS Belize Sign Community Conservation Agreement

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Mahogany Heights Village Council and WCS Belize Sign Community Conservation Agreement
(January 19, 2024) January 4, 2024    WCS Belize and Mahogany Heights Village Council officially joined forces by signing a community conservation agreement, which marks a significant step towards community development and the preservation of Belize's natural resources.     The agreement signals our support for sustainable initiatives that will see educational enhancement with installation of ceiling fans in the primary school and nutrition improvement through building of a new vege...

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Preparing for the imminent El Niño

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Preparing for the imminent El Niño
(January 09, 2024)   -   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.

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

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The Jaguar in the biological corridor of the Forests of Mesoamerica. International Jaguar Day
(November 29, 2023)   -   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.

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