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Sharks, rays win new trade protections

Sharks, rays win new trade protections | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it
Summit limits trade of five shark species, two types of manta ray under commercial fishing pressure.
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Great news for Belizeans and sharks and rays!

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New Assessment Finds Management Efforts are Insufficient to Protect Mesoamerican Reef

New Assessment Finds Management Efforts are Insufficient to Protect Mesoamerican Reef | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

"...The first-ever Eco-Audit of the Mesoamerican Reef (MAR) countries finds that despite some positive management efforts, more needs to be done to protect the region’s coral reefs. The evaluation, entitled “2011 Eco-Audit of the Mesoamerican Reef Countries,” was carried out by the Healthy Reefs Initiative (HRI), in collaboration with the World Resources Institute (WRI), and nearly 40 local organizations, government agencies and companies. The results are being launched simultaneously in Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico..."

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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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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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Fish of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef

Fish of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

This is not an exhaustive list, but it's a good start for the most common fish that can be seen on the reef.

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Marine Turtle Conservation in San Pedro, Belize

Marine Turtle Conservation in San Pedro, Belize | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

"...The 2012 sea turtle nesting season is well underway and the marine biologist of the Hol Chan Marine Reserve and staff of Bacalar Chico Reserve are working hard in monitoring the beaches up north and taking down data for this season. A special discover was made this week on the northernmost part of the island; the very first Hawksbill turtle nest for the season was found by the team..."

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Healthy Reefs Mesoamerican Reef Survey

Nice video about our reefs in Belize.  Check out the clip at 2:30!

 

Healthy Reefs Mesoamerican Reef Survey...

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South Water Caye Marine Reserve

South Water Caye Marine Reserve | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

The largest and most diverse marine park in Belize.

 

"...The Government of Belize included South Water Caye Marine Reserve as an important part of the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System World Heritage Site, established in 1996 for its "outstanding universal value", and is obligated under this international convention to conserve and protect the area..."

 

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A Private Island for the Day on the Belize Barrier Reef

A Private Island for the Day on the Belize Barrier Reef | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

A short travelogue of a trip to Laughing Bird Caye National Park.  Lots of nice photos.

 

"Our travels in Belize shifted south to Placencia, a chilled out beach village in the Stann Creek District. After spending a relaxing day at Dianni’s Guest House, we joined Splash Dive Center on an unforgettable snorkeling trip to the Inner Reef at Laughing Bird Caye National Park..."

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Sapodilla Cayes Marine Park, Belize

Sapodilla Cayes Marine Park, Belize | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

The Sapodilla Cayes Marine Reserve covers an area of approximately 125 square kilometers and includes fourteen sand and mangrove cayes along the southernmost tip of the Belize Barrier Reef, nearly 40 miles due east of Punta Gorda.

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