How many marine protected areas are in Belize?

How many Mpas are there in Belize?

The Department has also established 11 protected Spawning Aggregation Sites, covering the majority of the sites known within Belize waters.

Listing Bacalar Chico Glover’s Reef
Management Fisheries Department Fisheries Department
Establishment 1996 1996
Area (Acres) 15,766 86,653

How much of Belize is protected?

Roughly 26% (2.6 million acres, or 1.22 million hectares) of Belizean land and sea is preserved within a total of 95 reserves, which vary in their purpose and level of protection.

What are 6 protected areas that can be found in Belize?

National parks

Reserve District Co-management
Honey Camp Corozal / Orange Walk Corozal Sustainable Future Initiative
Laughing Bird Caye Stann Creek Southern Environmental Association
Mayflower Bocawina Stann Creek Friends of Mayflower Bocawina National Park
Monkey Bay Belize Guardians of the Jewel

Is the Belize River a protected area?

Spanish Creek Wildlife Sanctuary, declared a protected area in June 2002, is 5,900 acres situated along 5 miles of Spanish Creek. The Wildlife Sanctuarylies within the Belize River watershed, along Spanish Creek, south of Rancho Dolores. This Wildlife Sanctuary forms an important linkthe Northern Biological Corridor.

How many categories of protected areas are there?

There are 4 categories of the Protected Areas viz, National Parks, Sanctuaries, Conservation Reserves and Community Reserves.

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