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The latest news and information related to Mass Audubon's conservation work in Belize. To help support these efforts, please donate to the Belize Conservation Fund today.

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Mass Audubon & Belize

Checking a Yellow-headed Parrot nestbox
Checking a nestbox

The Yellow-headed Parrot is on the IUCN Red List and is considered in danger of extinction across its range. Fortunately, Mass Audubon's partner organizations in Belize are actively increasing their efforts to protect local populations of this beautiful, endangered bird. Read More >

Mass Audubon & Belize

Ornate hawk-eagle © Melvis Valdez
Ornate hawk-eagle © Melvis Valdez

The Rio Bravo Conservation and Management Area is the site of one of the first global forest projects to demonstrate that forests can contribute to the mitigation of climate change. It's a critical part of the strategy to better protect the reserve from the increasing intensity of hurricanes and their resulting fires. Read More >

Mass Audubon & Belize

Agami Heron © Melvis Valdez
Agami heron © Melvis Valdez

Nestled deep in the subtropical forest of northwestern Belize and renowned for being the largest private reserve and second-largest protected area in the country, the Rio Bravo Conservation and Management Area (RBCMA) is located only two-and-a-half hours away from Belize City. Read More >

Mass Audubon & Belize

San Felipe Village Primary School students
San Felipe Village Primary School students visiting Rio Bravo

In the 1990’s, the Programme for Belize started working with eight utility companies claim carbon offsets as part of a project to create an endowment fund with a target of $2.7 million. The program expects the to meet that goal in 2018, and has already enabled several successes along the way. Read More >

Mass Audubon & Belize

TIDE 20th Anniversary logo

TIDE, one of Mass Audubon's longtime partners in Belize, is celebrating their 20th anniversary this year with the theme 20 Years of Community Participation in Conservation. As one of the leading conservation organizations in Central America, TIDE has made significant contributions over the last two decades. Read More >

Mass Audubon & Belize

New fire tower

A new fire observation tower was inaugurated at the Rio Bravo Conservation and Management Area in 2016. During the dry season, rangers will climb the tower two to three times during the day to look for smoke or fire. Additionally, the tower helps PfB control poaching of wildlife, especially at night. Read More >

Mass Audubon & Belize

Rangers work to move a tree downed by Hurricane Earl
Rangers work to move a tree downed by Hurricane Earl

On August 8, 2016, Hurricane Earl, a Category 1 hurricane, made landfall in Belize and resulted in 50-80% tree damage in at least 50,000 acres of forest located in the Rio Bravo Conservation and Management Area. If you can, please support our conservation partners in this time of need by making a donation today. Read More >

Mass Audubon & Belize

A ranger works to contain a wildfire in Belize
A ranger works to contain a wildfire in Belize

The work of rangers in Belize is to protect the land, habitat, and wildlife in conservation areas. Protecting this property from fires, illegal logging and poachers is a dangerous and challenging job for the Programme for Belize rangers. Read More >