Find Forestry expertise in Belize

Forestry, along with agriculture and fishing, contributes 12% to the GDP of Belize (2008). 73% of the country’s landmass is covered in forest. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, around 40% of this forest is primary forest – much of which is protected by the government in reserves. In total, between 1990 and 2010, Belize lost 12.2% of its forest cover. Belize’s forests are bastions of bio-diversity, boasting a huge variety of animal and plant life. Forests are managed by the Forest Department, which aims to enforce policy and regulation for the sustainable management of the country’s forests.

Forestry organisations in Belize
Forestry Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment