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  • World Oceans Day 2011
    POSTER COMPETITION
    The Coastal Zone Management Authority & Institute (CZMAI), in collaboration with Healthy Reefs Initiative (HRI) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF), invites primary school students to express their appreciation for Belize’s marine environment through Art! ...
  • WINNERS OF THE 4TH ANNUAL BLUE WATER CLASSIC FISHING TOURNAMENT In the early mornings of the 24 and 25 November, 2012, the 4thAnnual Blue Water Classic Fishing Tournament participants departed from the marina at Old Belize for a two day event of offshore fishing. This year eleven boats took part in the tournament. Min...
  • Water Quality Monitoring in Belize      In 2015, Belize under the leadership of the Ministry of Forestry, Fisheries and Sustainable Development (MFFSD) with fiduciary management assistance from the Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) as the National Implementing Entity (NIE) and th...
  • VACANCY CZMAI is seeking an experienced and dynamic leader for the post of Director. Deadline to apply is Thursday, May 21st, 2015. See below for further details! TOR DIRECTOR CZM INSTITUTE 28_04_2015...
  • Training on the Use of Sector-Specific Biophysical Models in Impact Assessment The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) recently organized a training course entitled “The Use of Sector-Specific Biophysical Models in Impact Assessment in the Caribbean”. This course was implemented under the European-Union (EU) funded Reg...
  • TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY The Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute (CZMAI) is seeking a dynamic and experienced individual for the post of TEMPORARY GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (GIS) TECHNICIAN. Please view link for more information Temp GIS Technician_Advertiseme...
  • State of the Belize Coastal Zone 2003-2013 State of the Belize Coastal Zone Report 2003-2013 The Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute (CZMAI), Ministry of Forestry, Fisheries and Sustainable Development, is pleased to share the State of the Belize Coastal Zone Report 2003-2013! Th...
  • Sport Fishing FAQ To view frequently asked questions kindly see link  below. Sport Fishing FAQ...
  • Sport Fishing Brochure For more information about Sport Fishing in Belize feel free to view the link. Sport fishing Brochure...
  • Sire News (Newsletter of the IUCN Sirenia Sp) In February 2012, we attended a meeting of the IUCN Specialist Group Chairs in Abu Dhabi. We learned that there were lots of different models for Specialist Groups. The most appropriate model depends on the geographic range of the group and its role(s). S...
  • REQUEST FOR STATEMENT OF CAPABILITY Please view links below Environmental Lab Technician Advert & TOR Creation of draft GIS Maps - Advert & TOR Boat Captain Advert & TOR...
  • REQUEST FOR STATEMENT OF CAPABILITY Please view link below Mangrove Regulations Advert TOR_MANGROVE_REGS...
  • REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR CONSULTANCY SERVICES Please view link below Revision of Coastal Zone Act Advert & TOR...
  • REEF WEEK 2014 ...
  • Public Meetings: Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan The Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute would like to invite the public to presentations and discussion on Belize’s Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan.  This national Plan is mandated under the Coastal Zone Management Act.  It determ...
  • New Visitor Fees to Goff's Caye Belize City, Belize, April 18, 2011 – Since 2004, the CZMA has been managing the Goff’s Caye Special Management Area which includes islands such as Goff’s Caye, Sergeants Caye, and Rendezvous Caye. In the last three years, vast improvements have been made...
  • Marine Mammal Surveys 2012: Sperm whales in Belize The Coastal Zone Management Authority & Institute in the Ministry of Forestry, Fisheries & Sustainable Development and CZMAI completed marine mammal aerial surveys along the entire coast of Belize. Nicole Auil Gomez led manatee surveys on April 3r...
  • Manatees in Peril in Ladyville On August 15, a large manatee was reported in a canal at Vista del Mar, described as being entangled in a net. The Belize Marine Mammal Stranding Network response team, led by Jamal Galves and Nicole Auil Gomez, located the animal and determined that the ...
  • Manatee Researcher Jamal Galves is honored for his work with manatees in Belize Mr. Galves carries out manatee conservation work under the joint efforts of the Coastal Zone Management Authority & Institute in the Ministry of Forestry, Fisheries & Sustainable Development and CZMAI, and the international NGO Sea to Shore Allian...
  • Launch of Coastal Capital: Ecosystem Valuation for Decision Making in the Caribbean Guidebook The World Resources Institute (WRI) and its partners recently released the newest publication in its Coastal Capital series, "Coastal Capital: Ecosystem Valuation for Decision Making in the Caribbean". This guidebook was developed through a broad partne...
  • INVITATION FOR BIDS-SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF VESSELS-Thursday December 10th 2015 Bids must be delivered to the address below at or before 11:00 a.m., local time, on Thursday 10th December, 2015. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security of Five Thousand Three H...
  • INTEGRATED COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT PLAN AND GUIDELINES Ambergris Caye Coastal Zone Management Guidelines BELIZE Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan South Northern Region Coastal Zone Management Guidelines Northern Region Coastal Zone Management Guidelines Lighthouse Reef Atoll Coastal Zone Man...
  • Identifying Opportunities for Climate-Compatible Tourism Development in Coastal Belize Growth of the tourism industry is viewed as inherent to economic development in Belize but is often accompanied by habitat degradation that directly threatens the resources upon which the industry depends. The challenge faced is how best to move forward w...
  • Floods threaten Great Barrier Reef, La Niña to blame -Floods have devastated the landscape of the state of Queensland, Australia, but they also present a high risk to the Great Barrier Reef. Stretching over 2,300 kilometers (1,430 miles) along the northeast coast of Australia, large parts of the southern ...
  • Expert Group meeting on Implementing Rio+20: Integrated Planning for Sustainable Coastal Area Management in the Caribbean Region Local experts from the Caribbean region, including Belize, discuss strategies for effectively integrating sustainable coastal area management in national planning and implementation processes. For more details, please visit: http://sustainabledevelopmen...
  • Environmentalists should be celebrities; CZMAI lecture series The Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute hosts a monthly educational series for members of the environmental community. The seminar series has been conducted by researchers and scientists who use very technical language. But for this month’s se...
  • Employment Opportunites CZMAI, is currently looking for two vibrant individuals to full the posts of Administrative Clerk and Accounts Clerk. Please view the link below for more information CZMAI Advertisement_Administrative Clerk CZMAI Advertisement_Accounts Clerk...
  • CZMAI welcomes its new Ministerial leaders from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, the Environment and Sustainable Development. Pictured (L-R): Dr. Colin Young (CEO), Mr. Jose Alpuche (CEO), Hon. Dr. Omar Figueroa (Minister of State), Hon. Gaspar Vega (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister) Chantalle Samuels (CZMAI CEO), Rosanne Constantino (CZMAI Administrative Officer) and Arlene Y...
  • CZMAI to implement Goff's Caye Fee System on August 1st Belize City, Belize, Tuesday, July 20, 2004 - - The Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute (CZMAI) will be implementing a US$10 entrance fee for all non-Belizean visitors to the Goff's Caye area effective Sunday, August 1 st , 2004. CZMAI will be...
  • CZMAI Thanks Concerned Citizens for Manatee Awareness Belize City, Belize, July 26, 2004 - - Personnel of the Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute (CZMAI) received several calls last week in regards to a group of manatees spotted around the area of the Old Hospital and Business Computer Systems. C...
  • CZMAI participates in the Belize National Replenishment Zones Expansion Project Background Currently fishery replenishment zones, also known as “no-take” zones, represent about 3% of Belize’s territorial sea.  Although they incorporate five key habitat types (coral reef, open sea, seagrass, sparse algae/sand, and mangrove/littoral...
  • CZMAI hosts kindergarten children for Manatee awareness 21/ 3/12 - The Coastal Zone Management Authority (CZMAI) today hosted 50 kindergarten children at its Training Room for a half day of manatee awareness and fun activities.  The excitement and enthusiasm could be felt (and heard) with the showing of a shor...
  • CZMAI Coastline Newsletter December 2014 Season's Greetings! I am pleased to share with you Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute's (CZMAI) final issue of its CoastlineNewsletter for 2014. Many thanks to the CZMAI staff for their dedication towards preparing the newsletter, and to Den...
  • CZMAI ask Boaters to Beware and Manatee Aware Belize City, Belize, August 9, 2004 - - The Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute (CZMAI) received reports today that a manatee swimming with three others was hit by a jet skier near the Fort Street Tourist Village. However, the organization has...
  • CZMA ROLLS OUT NEW WEBSITE: SPORT FISHING LICENSES EASIER TO ACCESS Belize City, Belize, December 1, 2010- Today marks a milestone in the life of the CZMA with the creation of it’s highly interactive website.  With great vision and guidance, the new management team at the CZMA has launched th...
  • Current emissions risk 'devastating' temperature rise, scientists warn By Matthew Knight for CNN November 29, 2010 -- Updated 1933 GMT (0333 HKT). Click HERE to read whole story....
  • COASTLINE NEWSLETTER FIRST ISSUE 2016 The Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute's (CZMAI) is pleased to share the first issue of its Coastline Newsletter for 2016! Feel free to share. https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bz334DVbO-EuUVZZWXpCbldSYTA...
  • Coastal Planning In Belize - Creating a Blueprint for Sustainable Development CZMAI Planning Team: Chantalle Clarke - Coastal Planner; Samir Rosado – Coastal Science Researcher; Maritza Canto – GIS Specialist ICZM Plan Updates: (i) The team ran two new iterations using InVEST's habitat risk assessment and four ecosystem serv...
  • COASTAL AWARENESS WEEK 2014 The Coastal Zone Management Authority & Institute presents it's Coastal Awareness Week 2014. Please see flyers for more information on the different activities that will be taking place during the week. ...
  • Climate Change in the Coastal Zone ~ PRESS RELEASE ~  Climate Change in the Coastal Zone  The Belize Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute in partnership with the Natural Capital Project, World Wildlife Fund, Inter-American Development Bank, Caribbean Community Climate Change C...
  • Caribbean Marine Climate Change Report Card 2017 Find out about the impact of climate change on the Caribbean Small Island Development States and what needs to be done. Read the Caribbean Marine Climate Change Report Card 2017. Link To The Report Card To view the scientific reviews click link below...
  • CALL for EXPRESSION OF INTEREST-Implementation Plan and Monitoring Protocol for Belize ICZM Plan Interested Consultants are invited to submit Expression of Interest (EoI) in providing the Services.  In submitting the EoI, the Consultant should provide information demonstrating that he has the required and relevant experience to perform the Services. ...
  • Call for EXPRESSION OF INTEREST-CZMAI Institutional Assessment Interested Consultants are invited to submit an Expression of Interest (EoI), inclusive of technical and financial proposals, for providing the services required for this Consultancy. In submitting the EoI, the Consultant should provide information demons...
  • Belize's Ministeral Address at the Conference of the Parties Hon. Dr. Omar Figueroa (Minister of State) address at COP. Please view link below : http://unfccc6.meta-fusion.com/cop21/events/2015-12-07-15-00-conference-of-the-parties-cop-7th-meeting-conference-of-the-parties-serving-as-the-meeting-of-the-partie...
  • Belize moves to finalize Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan Posted: 20/01/2012 - 12:12 AM Author: Adele O. Trapp - aotrapp@amandala.com.bz From the Jan.22 2012 edition of the Amandala Newspaper The Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute (CZMAI) is working on an Integrated Coastal Zone Managemen...
  • 'No Wake' signs for Belize River Jamal Galves and volunteer Kleon Coleman (pictured) laboriously installed 3 No Wake signs at the Belize River mouth. Save the Manatee Club and Sea to Shore Alliance were sponsors. Please operate your boat with caution in this high manatee use area - most ...
  • "Identifying Opportunities for Climate-Compatible Tourism Development in Belize" The Climate & Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)/CARIBSAVE-funded project, "Identifying Opportunities for Climate-Compatible Tourism Development in Belize" has recently concluded. To learn more, watch this video summary from the project partners, in...
  • Final Annual Report 2012-2013 of the Belize Spawning Aggregation Working Group As a long standing member of the Spawning Aggregation Working Group (SPAWG). Coastal Zone Management is pleased to present, on our website, the final annual report for 2012-2013 for the Spawning Aggregation Working Group. Belize SPAG Working Group Annu...

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