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Belize Protected Area Boosting Predatory Fish Populations

Belize Protected Area Boosting Predatory Fish Populations | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

A report on the work that WCS is doing in Belize.

 

"...A 14-year study by the Wildlife Conservation Society in an atoll reef lagoon in Glover’s Reef, Belize has found that fishing closures there produce encouraging increases in populations of predatory fish species. However, such closures have resulted in only minimal increases in herbivorous fish, which feed on the algae that smother corals and inhibit reef recovery..."

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Belize Limits Reef Fishing

Belize Limits Reef Fishing | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

Nice article by the New York Aquarium and Wildlife Conservation Society on new laws in Belize protecting the marine environment.

 

"...Belize is giving its beleaguered parrotfish, Nassau grouper, and other reef fish a chance to recover from years of overfishing. The national government and minister of agriculture and fisheries signed a sweeping set of new laws to protect the country’s extensive coral reefs, considered to be the most pristine in the Western Hemisphere..."

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Glover’s Reef Seascape, Belize - Wildlife Conservation Society

Glover’s Reef Seascape, Belize - Wildlife Conservation Society | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

A short summary about the wonders and challenges at Glover's Reef, Belize.

 

"...Glover’s Reef Seascape lies at the heart of the largest coral reef system in the Western Hemisphere, just 28 miles off the coast of Belize. An astounding 800 patch coral reefs dot its waters, which encompass 12,500 acres. Glover’s Reef is a critical nursery and feeding ground for sea turtles, sharks and rays, and numerous fish species that gather in massive numbers..."

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Netting Change for Fisheries in Belize

Netting Change for Fisheries in Belize | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

A feel good story about conservation efforts in Belize to protect our marine resources.

 

"WCS conservationists help Belize develop a management program to restore the health of both fisheries and the coral reef ecosystems at its Glover’s Reef and Port Honduras Marine Reserves..."

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