2012 Green Wave in Toledo and Southern Stann Creek Districts
2012 Green Wave in Toledo and Southern Stann Creek Districts
The Goal of the project is “to promote biodiversity conservation and the sustainable use of biodiversity resources in the landscapes and marine ecosystems of southern Belize through community initiatives and actions”. This is consistent with the priorities of the Country Programme Strategy of the GEF Small Grants Programme for Operational Phase 5 (2011-2014).

The Objectives of the project are:

• To promote the principles of biodiversity conservation and sustainable development among local grassroots communities
• To mobilize communities to participate in the International Day for Biological Diversity activities so that they can be made aware that they can make a difference in protecting the global environment.
• To promote tree planting within southern communities as part of the Green Wave 2012 initiative

By the completion of the project 400 trees will have been planted in 32 communities throughout Southern Belize and community residents, primarily students will have a good knowledge of the importance of biodiversity conservation and the sustainable use of biodiversity resources.

PROJECT ACTIVITIES

• Implement awareness campaign promoting biodiversity. This will be comprised of a local publicity campaign using radio and television media and flyers. The campaign will be phased over the life of the project and highlight the theme for IDB 2012 which is Marine Biodiversity. The aim of the awareness campaign is to ensure that conservation and sustainable development strategies and projects that protect the global environment are understood and practiced by communities. Leading up to IDB, a small educational and awareness presentation will be made to the teachers and upper level (Standards 4, 5 and 6) primary school students of target communities. The presentation will promote biodiversity and the 2012 IBD theme.

• Celebrate International Day for Biological Diversity. On this day SHI-Belize will organize a special event in Punta Gorda to involve residents and some school children of the town in a symbolic planting ceremony to mark IDB. SHI-Belize will seek radio coverage by the LOVE FM district correspondent and by the PLUS TV district correspondent. The Green Wave web site will be used to document and disseminate information on this major Green Wave activity.

• Conduct Tree planting campaign within southern communities. This effort will engage youth and children from various primary schools throughout Southern Belize. SHI-Belize will develop a plant nursery to grow locally important hardwood trees to provide to 32 schools. The Forest Department will be asked to provide guidance on selection of tree species. Actual tree planting will be carried out in the rainy months of September and October when there is the best chance for survival of the trees.

Throughout the implementation of the project SHI-Belize will liaise with the District Education Center in an effort to coordinate activities within the school calendar of events.


 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Sustainable Harvest International - Belize
Country:
Belize
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
Grant Amount:
US$ 9,997.50
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 3,142.50
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 1,025.00
Project Number:
BZE/SGP/OP5/CORE/BD/12/01
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed

Grantee Contact

Mr. Nana Mensah
Phone: 501-722-2010
 

Address

West Street
Latin America and Caribbean ,

SGP Country office contact

Mr. Leonel Requena
Phone:
(501) 822-2462
Email:

Address

UNDP Belize,3rd Floor, Lawrence Nicholas Building Complex ,P.O. Box 53,South Ring Road,
Belmopan, Central America