Financial Statement 31st October 2023 (Financial Audit 2023)

Friends for Conservation and Development (FCD) is a non-profit conservation organization inCentral Belize which implements and advances participatory conservation and sustainable use ofnatural and cultural resources of the Western Chiquibul-Maya Mountains. It envisions thecreation and maintenance of healthy terrestrial ecosystems that are sustainably managed forBelize and the region. FCD principal office is located in Succotz, […]

The latest edition of FCD’s Newsletter, Issue #49, has been released.

Exploring Conservation Efforts in the Chiquibul-Maya Mountains: A Newsletter Recap Discover the latest updates on conservation efforts in the Chiquibul-Maya Mountains landscape with our recent newsletter recap. Here’s a snapshot of what we’ve been up to: 2023 Patrol Report: Our rangers have been tirelessly patrolling the area, covering extensive distances on foot and by vehicle […]

FCD Annual Report 2023

MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR It is dark as the group of students from the University of South Wales depart from Las Cuevas Research Station (LCRS) with Rafael Mesh, Caretaker of LCRS. The aim is to reach the tower lookout, just in time to observe sunrise over the Chiquibul-Maya Mountains.The early hike takes out the […]

Chiquibul National Park Ranger

🌿Have you heard of the Chiquibul National Park? Now is your chance to help protect it by joining the FCD Rangers. If you have the commitment, agility, and jungle aptitude, contact us for a Terms of Reference and Application Form at 823-2657 or email us at🍃

FCD Research and the Scarlet Macaw Population

🍃The FCD Research Team participated in a four day exchange visit with WCS Guatemala, where they got to see firsthand the Scarlet Macaw population management and in-situ laboratory work that WCS is performing in El Lago Peru, Laguna Del Tigre National Park, Peten, Guatemala. FCD remains committed to the conservation of the Chiquibul Macaws, the […]

FCD Visits Vaca Plateau with the Belize Forest Department Officer

🌿During the month of March, FCD’s Environmental Educator along with the Belize Forest Department Officer Mr. Joshua Marin, conducted a series of educational farm visits in the Vaca Plateau, Cayo District with farmers who were sensitized and reminded of the importance of preventing forest fires, following all preventative guidelines and to practice no burning. During […]

FCD Has Been Conducting One Health Sensitizing Sessions

🌿 Funded by GIZ Selva Maya, FCD has been conducting sensitizing sessions on the concept of One Health. This time, a session was led by Dr. Marvin Manzanero for Governmental authorities, which brought together representatives from the Customs and Immigration Department, Police Department, and BAHA. From Guatemala representation was from CONAP, Ministry of Agriculture, and […]

FCD Newsletter Issue #46

For the first time World Water Day was celebrated by FCD on the 22nd of March under the theme, “Be the Change You Want to See in The World”. The primary goal for this year’s event was to increase awareness on the importance of the water resources and how citizens could participate in the proper […]

Volunteers Needed: 2023 Biomonitoring of Scarlet Macaws

🍃 Its conservation throwback Thursday! Citizen science applications for the 2023 biomonitoring of Scarlet Macaws are currently being accepted; please contact us at or 823-2657 for further information on how to become a volunteer. The 2022 Scarlet Macaw nesting season ended with much success in the Chiquibul, thanks to a total of 13 volunteers […]

Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve

Exploring the Beauty & Wonders of the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve in Belize Introduction: An Overview of the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve The Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve in Belize is a stunning and diverse landscape of lush pine forests, rivers, waterfalls, and caves. It is a popular tourist destination due to its […]