Belize is rapidly becoming the most forward-looking countries in terms of taking pro-active steps to protect its environment. On February 18, 2018, the government of Belize announced that it will impose a 45-square mile (110-square kilometer) biological corridor in the northeast of the country.
Although more than half of Belize‘s territory is already a protected conservation area, the new biological corridor will allow wildlife to safely transit from the coastal dry forest environment of the Shiperstern Nature Reserve and the more humid tropical forests of the Freshwater Creek Forest Reserve.
Strict laws in place protect animals in existing conservation areas, but the new corridor will give wildlife free passage without having to cross through agricultural lands, villages, or over roadways. The biological corridor also includes privately-owned land, and the new law is seen as a breakthrough in cooperation between the government of Belize, conservation NGOs, and private landowners. The privately-owned land will be put into a perpetual trust and operated according to national conservation laws.
The creation of the biological corridor comes on the heels of the Belizean government’s decision in December 2017 to ban all oil exploration and drilling on the barrier reef. The permanent ban on oil drilling in the reef is designed to protect the fragile coral ecosystem of the Belize Barrier Reef. Coral reefs constitute just 1% of the ocean’s surface yet are home to one-quarter of all marine life.
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