Sustainable Southern Belize
Despite having one of the lowest population densities in the world, Belize is not protected from immense environmental concerns. Coastal development, industrial growth, overfishing, and tourism activities are changing the landscape. During two separate sessions, Andrew Douglas (Kwinana, Australia), Corey Ortiz (Davenport, Iowa, USA), Ronaldo Firmo (Poços de Caldas, Brazil), and Chad Kavanaugh (Scarborough, Canada) will be part of a multi-national initiative to monitor and protect the health of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef ecosystem, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the communities that depend on it. May 9-17 and May 31-June 8


Andrew Douglas' Diary
Ronaldo Firmo's Diary
Chad Kavanaugh's Diary
Corey Ortiz's Diary


Related Sites


Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System
Find detailed information about this system, which includes the second longest barrier reef in the world.
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The Coral Reef Alliance
Learn more about the multilateral initiative that will address threats to the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef.
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Earthwatch Institute


Learn more about this international nonprofit, which supports scientific field research worldwide.
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Sustainable Southern Belize


Learn more about the expedition and its scientists.
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