Saturday, May 25, 2024

Chiquibul National Park

Guatemalan Gold Panner Arrested in the Chiquibul National Park

On the evening of Friday, 31st May 2019, Conservation Rangers and Special Constables operating in the Ceibo Chico area of the Chiquibul National Park, 7.5 kilometers inside Belize, intercepted three Guatemalan gold panners two of whom escaped into the jungle.

Illegal Guatemalan encroachment continues to threaten the Chiquibul Forest

The illegal encroachment of Guatemalan peasants into the Belize Chiquibul National Park continues to escalate as new findings have confirmed agricultural activity up to 2.7 kilometers within Belizean territory.

Belizean security forces not linked to recent death of Guatemalan national

A Guatemalan national was found dead well within Belizean territory on Tuesday, May 16th with apparent head injuries.

Guatemala demands second investigation into shooting death: Belize supports initial report

President of Guatemala Jimmy Morales has criticized the report as ‘inconclusive’, demanding a second investigation into the incident.

Shooting incident in Chiquibul National Park continues to strain border relations

Another shooting incident involving the Belize Defense Force (BDF) and Guatemalans occurred on Wednesday, August 31st within the Chiquibul National Park.

OAS report clears Belizean security forces from the death of Guatemalan minor

The BDF has been vindicated following an OAS investigation into the fatal shooting of Guatemalan minor, Julio Rene Alvarado Ruano.

Telethon fundraiser for Chiquibul raises over $320K

“At any day, we at FCD have to decide if the rangers will have to go and conduct an activity to control the illegal...

Guatemalan incursion is a major threat to Belize’s pristine forests

Illegal incursions by Guatemalans into Belize’s pristine forests continue unabated and are a great challenge to conservation efforts, especially in the Chiquibul National Park.