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Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment
Belmopan City, Belize
General Office: Belmopan
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News for Belize

Caribbean lost half its corals since 1970s

Special ArrangementThe main culprit for coral loss is overfishing of parrotfish, says UNEP. Scientists say that reefs could recover with a reintroduction of species such as parrotfish. The Caribbean has lost at least half its coral reefs since the 1970s, says a new report by the United Nations Environment Programme...

PUC reads bids from 22 interested companies for more power supply

  Belize’s energy demand is growing, and within just a few years, in-country supplies will be strained if new sources of power are not added to the national grid.   Last October, the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) and the Ministry of Energy, Science and Technology and Public Utilities jointly launched a call for...

Preparing Cattle Farmers For Climate Change

The torrential rains in the latter part of 2012 set all kinds of records – and while you might be able to dismiss that as just a very wet year, think back to 2011 when there was a severe drought in the Belize district. In both extreme weather events, there...