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Share Some Love This Holiday Season!

ReefCI needs your help this holiday season. Please support ReefCI through our Amazon Smile charity list. Click here or on the image below to shop ReefCI’s Amazon charity list and purchase one of our items of need that will then be shipped directly to ReefCI.  It has been a rough road to recovery post-covid and…

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Hey Europe – Welcome Back to Belize!

Most European flights to Belize require a transit layover in the USA.  Since the COVID-19 pandemic struck, it has been difficult for our European volunteers to make their way to Belize due to the USA’s ban on international travelers from most of Europe.  However, the world is slowly returning to normal and the the USA…

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Debt Restructuring For the Ocean!

Belize reached an accord with a group of bondholders to purchase back its debt at a reduced rate — but with an unusual, marine conservation clause attached to the deal.  According to the agreement, Belize will buy, redeem, and cancel all of its outstanding bonds, which is approximately 550 million USD. What makes this so unusual…

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Creature Feature: Whitelined Toadfish

The whitelined toadfish is endemic to Belize, which means it is found nowhere else on planet earth.  If you want to see one in the wild, you can only do so in Belize!  Whitelined toadfish are extremely rare but can be found in and around coral reef crevices and caves where they spend a lot…

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Baby Sea Turtles!!

Our hawksbill eggs have finally hatched!  On average, the incubation period lasts around 60 days. After the incubation period, two-inch (five-centimeter) hatchlings emerge as a group. Hatchlings use the bright, open view of the night sky over the water to find their way to the sea. By the time they reach 14 inches (35 centimeters)…

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ReefCI’s Resident Sea Turtles Return to Nest!

Sea turtles around the world nest on beaches in warm places in the tropics like our base of operations- Tom Owens Caye in Belize.  The female goes ashore, digs a body pit then and a nest (or egg chamber), lays the eggs, and finally covers up the nest. After that, they will camouflage the nest, covering a…

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A Belize Conservation Win!

The Nature Conservancy and other green conservation groups in April purchased a biodiversity hotspot, helping to secure a vital wildlife corridor in Belize.  The newly named Belize Maya Forest is part of 150,000 sq km (38 million acres) of tropical forest across Mexico, Belize and Guatemala known as the Selva Maya, a biodiversity hotspot and…

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Belize Increases Size of Sapodilla Cayes Marine Reserve!

The Belize government expanded the size of the Sapodilla Cayes Marine Reserve by seven times its original size!   The reserve is now 1,300 square kilometers (500 square miles), which is about the size of Los Angeles, California or Phoenix, Arizona! Reef Conservation International’s home base is on Tom Owens Caye which is located in the…

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Visiting Belize is as Easy as 1, 2, 3!

Belize is not barring any nationality 🙂 – all nations welcomed but all must follow the entry protocol which includes a negative COVID-19 PCR test no more than 96 hours prior to your international flight, OR a negative rapid test no more than 48 hours prior to your international flight OR proof of vaccination.  For…

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2020: The 2nd Hottest Year on Record

According NOAA climate scientists, 2020 ranks as the second hottest year on record for the planet, right behind 2016 as the warmest ever, and knocking 2019 down to third hottest ever.  Climate change is happening in real time.  In fact, the world’s seven warmest years have all occurred since 2014, with 10 of the hottest…

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2020 by the Numbers: ReefCI Conservation Accomplishments

Needless to say, 2020 was a difficult year at best.  The Covid-19 pandemic forced ReefCI to shut down operations from March 2020 to November 2020 and we also weathered two hurricanes!  It was a struggle but we survived.  Hence, our conservation efforts were hampered by the worldwide pandemic but we did make a difference thanks…

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The Grinch Stole 2020!

ReefCI needs your help this Christmas. This holiday season please support ReefCI through our Amazon Smile charity list. Click on the image below to shop ReefCI’s Amazon charity list and purchase one of our items of need that will then be shipped directly to ReefCI.

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