World Rainforest Movement

Coastal forests threatened by tourism

Posted on Sep 4, 2014

The tropical and subtropical coasts of Latin America, in Mexico, Brazil and most Central American and Caribbean countries, have been...

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Posted on Oct 25, 2012

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Meso-America: Communities issue statement on protected areas

Posted on Apr 29, 2010

The concept of protected areas, born in the United States in the nineteenth century as an idea of conservation by establishing “national...

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Belize: Canadian company to dam the Macal River

Posted on Jan 21, 2002

The Belize National Environmental Appraisal Committee (NEAC) announced in November 2001 that the government has granted environmental...

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Belize: Shrimp farming threatens Placencia Lagoon’s mangroves

Posted on Sep 17, 2001

In 1999 local residents of Placencia Lagoon –a shallow water body fringed by mangroves and very rich in terrestrial and aquatic...

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Belize: The old story about dams and development

Posted on Mar 13, 2001

In the last issue of our bulletin we included an article on Belize, calling it a country “where forests can still be saved.” We...

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Belize: Where forests can still be saved

Posted on Feb 13, 2001

Much of the Belizean territory is still covered by forests, which host an enormous diversity in plant and animal life. Those forests have...

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Belize: villagers defend their mangroves

Posted on Jun 25, 1999

Placencia Lagoon in southern Belize separates the Placencia Peninsula from the southern Belize mainland. Mangroves in the Lagoon are an...

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Pristine Belize forests threatened by dam project

Posted on May 25, 1999

With 22,960 square kilometres and 220,000 inhabitants Belize is the smallest and less populated country in Central America. 83% of its...

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