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Protected Areas Conservation Trust

GCF Continues to Support Climate Resiliency Development in Belize

The Ministry of Economic Development (MED), as Belize’s National Designated Authority (NDA) to the Green Climate Fund (GCF), and the Climate Finance Unit (CFU), announce that the GCF has approved a grant of BZ$2,974,060 for its Readiness and Preparatory Support Programme Proposal for “Enabling Activities for the Formulation and Implementation of a Multisectoral National Adaptation Plan for Belize.”

Belize Receives GCF Support for Climate-Resilient Infrastructure

The Ministry of Economic Development (MED), Belize’s National Designated Authority (NDA) to the Green Climate Fund (GCF), and the Climate Finance Unit (CFU), announce that the GCF has approved a readiness project entitled “Building Capacity for Climate Resilient Infrastructure and Sustainable Urban Land Management and Strengthening the Capacity of the Ministry of Economic Development for Pre-Accreditation to the GCF”.

Agreement signed at Bacalar Chico national park to improve the country’s marine reserve network

The Bacalar Chico Marine Reserve in northern Ambergris Caye is considered by many island residents an area exploited by encroachers endangering the unique and protected wildlife in that area. Many concerned residents continue to report illegal fishing, clearing of land, and hunting. The area is also a critical nesting area for sea turtles, and respective authorities are urged to do something before it is too late. The Ministry of the Blue Economy and Civil Aviation (MBECA) is aware of the situation, and to continue the efforts to address the issue, the ministry participated in the signing of a subsidiary agreement between the Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) and the Belize Fisheries Department to improve the management of the marine reserve network in the country.

Hol Chan Marine Reserve’s Chairman provides update of their state and financial report

On Thursday, February 24th, the Chairman of the Hol Chan Marine Reserve (HCMR), Ian Pou, provided details of the organization’s current state, its finances, and how it has been recovering from the alleged mismanagement by the previous administration. The report also touched on the conditions HCMR’s equipment (vehicles and vessels) were left in and the questionable activities of certain staff members.

PACT Celebrates 25 Years of Supporting the Management of the Belize National Protected Areas System

June 6th, 2021 marks the 25th anniversary of the Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT). The Trust was operationalized as a statutory body in 1996 as Belize’s national financing mechanism for protected areas and it has directly invested over $34 Million in the national protected areas system in addition to varied indirect financial support.

Minister of Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management and PACT visit TIDE

Staff from the Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) along with Hon. Orlando Habet, Minister of Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management paid a courtesy visit to the Toledo Institute for Development and Environment (TIDE) on March 29, 2021.

Park Rangers Sworn in as Special Constables

In a small graduation ceremony held on March 24, 2021, at the Shipstern Nature Reserve in Sarteneja Village, Corozal District, Hon. Orlando Habet, Minster of Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management, honoured 29 park rangers graduating as special constables.

Minister of Rural Transformation, Community Development, Labour and Local Government Visits Bullet Tree Falls Water Project Site

The Hon. Oscar Requena, Minister of Rural Transformation, Community Development, Labour and Local Government, visited the Bullet Tree Falls Water Project entitled "Improving Community Access to Safe and Potable Water from The Chiquibul National Park Through Enhanced Green Technology Infrastructure."