Bacalar Chico Marine Reserve and National Park

Posted on November 4th, 2015 · Posted in Highlights, Marine Reserve, Press Release

The Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve (BCNPMR) was designated under the National Parks System Act in 1996.   Following a decade of advocacy, in that same year, the Belize Barrier Reef System was inscribed as a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Site: one of..
Read more

Turneffe Atoll Marine Reserve

Posted on October 29th, 2015 · Posted in Ecosystems, Marine Reserve

Turneffe Atoll Marine Reserve (TAMR) was officially established on November 22nd, 2012; after 20 years of arduous lobbying from all the different stakeholder groups. TAMR is Belize’s largest and most biological diverse marine reserve in the Western Hemisphere. Located approximate 20 miles east from Belize coast, this reserve features important..
Read more

Sapodilla Caye

Posted on November 4th, 2012 · Posted in Ecosystems, Marine Reserve

SCMR is located approximately 36 miles east of Punta Gorda Town, Toledo District, and encompasses the southern-most tip of the Belize Barrier Reef at 16 11’40” to 16 05’00” North Latitude. The eastern and western boundaries of the reserve follow the 100 meter depth contours along the reef. The reserve..
Read more

Port Honduras Marine Reserve

Posted on November 4th, 2012 · Posted in Marine Reserve

PHMR was first established in 2000 for its role in maintaining the viability of local populations of the West Indian manatee. Following its establishment, the reserve has also been highlighted for its value as a fish nursery area and was included in national requirements for biodiversity protection. Port Honduras Marine..
Read more

Gladden Spit & Silk Cayes Marine Reserve

Posted on November 4th, 2012 · Posted in Marine Reserve

Gladden Spit and Silk Cayes Marine Reserve (GSSCMR), was originally established in May 2000 following lobbying from Friends of Nature (FoN), a local, community based organization. It was designated as a Marine Reserve in 2003, principally for the protection of the Gladden Spit spawning aggregation site, the congregating whale sharks,..
Read more

South Water Caye

Posted on November 4th, 2012 · Posted in Marine Reserve

South Water Caye Marine Reserve is the largest marine protected area in Belize, covering 117,875 acres (approximately 47,700 hectares). South Water Caye Reserve, located on the inner side of the Barrier Reef, in the area of 16°49’09.29”N, 88°05’00.68”W, is part of the Belize reef system. It lies 18km east of..
Read more

Glover’s Reef

Posted on November 4th, 2012 · Posted in Marine Reserve

Glover’s Reef Marine Reserve (GRMR) is located on the southernmost of Belize’s three atolls.  It is approximately 45km east of the Dangriga and 75 km southeast of Belize City.  It was established in 1993 and is one of the seven protected areas included within the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System-..
Read more

Hol Chan Marine Reserve

Posted on November 4th, 2012 · Posted in Marine Reserve

Hol Chan Marine Reserve was established as the first marine protected area in Belize, in July 1987, following ongoing recommendations for its protection from international NGOs (primarily FAO and New York Zoological Society) and local stakeholders since the early 1960’s. In 1999, Shark Ray Alley, a very popular tourism resource..
Read more

Caye Caulker

Posted on November 4th, 2012 · Posted in Marine Reserve

The Caye Caulker Marine and Forest Reserve (CCMFR) was established in April 1998 through two Statutory Instruments (S.I.s) No. 35 of 1998 (M.R.) and No. 28 of 1998 (F.R.) The rules and regulations for the Caye Caulker Marine Reserve (CCMR) was gazetted 10 years after, on the 6th of December..
Read more