Welcome to the FCD new website

A bit of our history as the starting blog of our new website

Armed with a five year management plan (2009-2013), FCD has a roadmap for the protection of the Chiquibul National Park (CNP) which is the largest protected area in Belize covering more than 264,000 acres of tropical broadleaf forests. In 2007, the Forest Department and FCD entered into a co-management agreement signifying for the first time an actual management of the park. Results show that by 2008, FCD had shown a continued increase in the Management Effectiveness Score thus demonstrating the continued success of its co-managing Belize´s largest protected area. Yet, this effort needs to be bolstered with the purpose of reclaiming the integrity of the CNP. The primary threats are outlined as agricultural expansion, poaching, xate extraction, logging and mineral extraction.