Friends for Conservation and Development (FCD) is a non-profit conservation organization in
Central Belize which implements and advances participatory conservation and sustainable use of
natural and cultural resources of the Western Chiquibul-Maya Mountains. It envisions the
creation and maintenance of healthy terrestrial ecosystems that are sustainably managed for
Belize and the region.

FCD principal office is located in Succotz, Cayo District, Belize. At 31st October 2023, the
organization employed 45 persons.

FCD is a non-profit organization which aims to conserve the natural and cultural resources of the
western Chiquibul-Maya Mountains for the sustainable development of Belize by fostering
sustainable livelihoods, protected area management, biodiversity conservation, cultural heritage
preservation and environmental education within the western Chiquibul-Maya Mountains

FCD executes several projects in carrying out its mandate whilst developing capacity for the wise
use of the natural and cultural resources; and is funded by grants from local and international


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When you join FCD, you become part of a community dedicated to a conservation movement and in support to FCD’s mission.