BELPO members with Alliance members

Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW)

The Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW) is a global network of human rights and environmental advocates who use law and science to advance environmental justice. ELAW and BELPO have had a mutually supportive relationship for many years. ELAW partners have provided legal and scientific support to BELPO, when needed, and BELPO has provided assistance and experience to many environmental and human rights groups and individuals all over the world. www.elaw.org

Oilwatch Mesoamerica

Oilwatch Mesoamerica was created in 1999 to monitor petroleum activities and support resistance to dangers associated with oil explorations and drilling in the region. This network of Oilwatch International works to support groups and communities in different countries who are being threatened by the operations of oil companies. The region's population is ethnically diverse: Maya, Miskito, Garifuna, Mestizo and black. Their livelihood is guaranteed by its interaction with the ecosystems they inhabit: subtropical and tropical humid forests. High levels of poverty and a deteriorating quality of life is increasingly characteristic as the presence of oil in the region is generating and accelerating environmental degradation. This further deteriorates the quality of life, denying their fundamental human rights. www.oilwatchmesoamerica.org


Sarstoon Temash Institute for Indigenous Management (SATIIM)

The Sarstoon Temash Institute for Indigenous Management (SATIIM) is a community based indigenous environmental organization working in the far south of Belize, in a region in the Toledo District that lies between the Sarstoon and Temash Rivers. SATIIM co-manages, with the Belizean Forestry Department, the 41, 898 acre Sarstoon Temash National Park. The national park was declared by government in 1994 on lands traditionally used by the Garifuna and Maya communities who live in the area. What is now SATIIM began in 1997 as the Sarstoon Temash National Park Steering Committee, which was formed after the communities around the park came together to stake a claim in the management of the land and natural resources in and around the park. www.satiim.org.bz

 

Healthy Reefs for Healthy People Initiative

The Healthy Reefs for Healthy People Initiative is an international, multi-institutional effort that tracks the health of the Mesoamerican Reef, the human choices that shape it, and our progress in ensuring its long-term integrity. The initiative concerns itself not only with ecological issues, but also with the most relevant socio-economic, cultural, and policy factors influencing reef health and, in turn, the impact those factors may have on local communities. http://healthyreefs.org

Tri-national Alliance for the Conservation of the Gulf of Honduras (TRIGOH)

La Alianza Trinacional para la Conservación del Golfo de Honduras, TRIGOH, is a private, apolitical, non-profit association dedicated to the conservation of biological diversity and to the improvement of the quality of life of local communities through the protection and sustainable management of coastal marine resources. It consists of organizations working primarily in Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras. BELPO is a founding member of TRIGOH. www.trigoh.org

Belize Alliance of Conservation Non-Governmental Organizations (BACONGO)

Belize Alliance of Conservation Non-Governmental Organizations, BACONGO, is an umbrella organization of nine separate environmental and similar bodies established in Belize. It was incorporated in 1994 and, at one time, had an office in Belize. Now the coalition operates from the offices of one or more of its constituent bodies. BACONGO has been actively involved in the law suits challenging the damming of the Macal River in Belize.

Ambergris Caye Citizens for Sustainable Development (ACCSD)

Peninsula Citizens for Sustainable Development (PCSD)

PROBE International

Belize Coalition