Other Coverage

  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Stand Up, Speak Up - A Guide to Public Participation in Belize is now available in Spanish!
  • BELPO has been forced to return to Court for an Application for an Enforcement Order concerning the previous two decisions and the Environmental Compliance Plan (ECP) for the Chalillo Dam.
  • BELPO and WeBAD leaflet appearing 5/21/10 in Amandala News
  • Today heavy hitting environmental alliance BACONGO added its voice to the chorus of disapproval of the secrecy, which now surrounds the National Environmental Appraisal Committee (NEAC).
  • After more than a decade of struggle with the Government of Belize, the customary land rights of the Maya people in southern Belize have been affirmed by the Supreme Court of Belize.
  • The 3,000 residents of the Placencia Peninsula support themselves with small-scale tourist businesses and the bounty of the sea. Community members have teamed up with BELPO to challenge a massive resort development that promises little benefit for local residents.
  • The Privy Council of London, which serves as Belize’s highest court of appeal, has heard its first environmental case since it was established 500 years ago. The appeal, which challenged the approval of a flawed Environmental Impact Assessment, was brought by advocates in Belize. seeking to protect the Macal River valley from the ill-advised Chalillo Dam project. The appeal was rejected in January, by a vote of 3-2, but represented an important milestone for advocates in Belize and around the world seeking a wider audience for their campaign to protect Belize’s rainforests.