Increasing Awareness of Belize Marine Protected Areas System, its Functions and Values
Increasing Awareness of Belize Marine Protected Areas System, its Functions and Values
The purpose of this project is to produce a publication targeted at policy makers, fishermen, tour guides, other users of the marine resources, and students, providing information on the roles of each of Belize’s marine protected area, management regimes, rules and regulations, and specific benefits (biodiversity, socio-economic and environmental). Highly visual in format, the publication will be developed with the integrated participation of the fishing and tourism stakeholders, and in collaboration with the Fisheries Department and co-management agencies, through a series of concept and review meetings. These meetings are particularly important for engaging the fishing stakeholders and providing them with ownership of the publication, and will be used to reinforce knowledge on environmental services, and increase understanding of Belize’s marine protected areas, zones and regulations, management regimes and the global importance, as represented through the World Heritage Site.
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Project Snapshot

Area Of Work:
Grant Amount:
US$ 40,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 6,900.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 17,600.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed

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Project Characteristics and Results
Policy Impact
The intended result is to have an updated Atlas of Belize for use at Schools.
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
The mechanisms used to engage stakeholders and provide forums for input are based on the experiences of many stakeholder participation exercises led by Wildtracks throughout the fishing communities of Belize. A Stakeholder Participation Assessment will be completed as an annex to this project to provide a means of sharing these experiences, and those gained during this project, with others.
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Grantee Contact

Mrs. Zoe Walker
Phone: 6506578


La Isla, Sarteneja Village, Corozal District

SGP Country office contact

Mr. Leonel Requena
(501) 822-2462


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