FINAL REPORT OF THE MESOAMERICAN BIOLOGICAL CORRIDORS PROJECT

Avella, E. and Hererra, Allan and Boles, E. (2000) FINAL REPORT OF THE MESOAMERICAN BIOLOGICAL CORRIDORS PROJECT. Technical Report.

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    Several precursory steps took place prior to today’s initial phases of Belize’s Mesoamerican Biological Corridors Project. Belize signed the Convention on Biological Diversity on June 13, 1992 in Rio de Janeiro Brazil and ratified it on December 1993. This was followed by the formation of an interim National Biodiversity Committee in 1995 (Jacobs et. al, 1998). The Belize National Protected Areas System Plan, prepared by the NARMAP Project in 1995, was a comprehensive report outlining protected areas guidance, management objectives, managerial structure, resource requirements, gaps, needs and the general integration and improvement of the National Protected Areas System of Belize. In July 1996, The Belize National Report on The Mesoamerican Biological Corridors Project was Prepared, with the Belize Country Feasibility Study following in November 1996. In January 1998, the Government of Belize submitted its first Interim Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity. Belize has signed several important agreements on Biodiversity at the regional level. In 1992, Belize signed the Central American Agreement on Biodiversity, and the Alliance for Sustainable Development (Alides) in 1994. Belize is also party to the CITES Convention (1981), RAMSAR (1989) and The International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling (1982). In 1998 Belize completed the Belize Biodiversity Strategy and Belize Biodiversity Action Plan, under the guidance of the National Biodiversity Committee, Ministry of Natural Resources and The Environment. In 1999, Belize formed its Technical Advisory Committee whose main aim was the guidance of the Programme for the Consolidation of the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor (Project RLA/97/G31). The Participative Planning Process of the MBC includes the characterization of Biological Corridors Project within the two priority areas for Belize: (i) The Selva Maya and (ii) the Gulf of Honduras priority areas. This is facilitated through the establishment of Belize’s country Office for the Mesoamerican Biological Corridors project and the selection of its Liaisons Officer. In October 2000, the selection of the National Consultancy Team was conducted with the objective of assisting in the Participative Planning Processes for Belize.

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      Keywords: biological, corridors, report,
      Subjects: (I) Socio-Economic Information > (IB) Economic Valuation
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      Publication Sources: (3) Other Source > (3D) Other or Unspecified
      Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2010 16:02
      Last Modified: 20 Jan 2011 14:27
      URI: http://eprints.uberibz.org/id/eprint/1051

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