Belize Audubon Society

Founded in:

1969

Address:

PO Box 1001, 12 Fort Street, Belize City, Belize

Email: base@btl.net
Web: http://www.belizeaudubon.org

Mission of the organisation

Belize Audubon Society's mission is to promote the sustainable use and preservation of natural resources in order to maintain a balance between people and the environment. This is similar to BirdLife's mission and BAS is, therefore, committed to the mission and strategy of BirdLife.

Key Activities

  • Scientific research
  • Data collection & analysis
  • Belizean park management
  • Lobbying & advocacy
  • Land management of 8 reserves with over 61,000 hectares
  • Public relations and education activities
  • Public awareness and education activities at youth camps in the Protected Areas
  • Cleaning campaigns
  • Urban bird watching 
  • Monthly presentations on current environmental issues
  • Internships at its Protected Areas

Recent Achievements

  • Continued active management of eight nature reserves, exploring opportunities for multiple-stakeholder management of these sites
  • Updated the Protected Areas Management Agreement with the government, and added two new sites to the agreement: Victoria Peak Natural Monument and Blue Hole Natural Monument, a World Heritage Site
  • Completed a comprehensive assessment of the reef and marine resources at Lighthouse Reef Atoll, including Half Moon Caye Natural Monument, a World Heritage Site
  • Initiated a three-year environmental education project to promote biodiversity conservation and sustainable development at two buffer zone communities, using the Education for Sustainability approach
  • Continued a strategic alliance to advocate for national land policy reform
  • Embarked on a two-year environmental advocacy programme to address pressing environmental issues facing the country
  • Celebrated its 30th Anniversary, making it the longest-standing conservation NGO in Belize