Click here to learn more about creature feature: sergeant major Creature Feature: Sergeant Major
January 14, 2022
Attention Solider! 5 Things to Know About The Sergeant Major Commonly referred to as “sergeant major” as it exhibits five black bars – resembling the insignia of said rank in the military services. In Belize and the Caribbean they are known to form large feeding aggregations, sometimes containing several hundred individuals. Sexual dimorphism is minimal;…Click here to read more about creature feature: sergeant major Read More »
Click here to learn more about 2021 by the numbers: reefci conservation accomplishments 2021 by the Numbers: ReefCI Conservation Accomplishments
December 12, 2021
A sincere thanks to all of our 2021 volunteers who helped Reef Conservation International achieve so much even through our rocky road to recovery post-covid. 2021 marine conservation achievements by the numbers: 9,105 Invasive Lionfish removed from the Sapodilla Cayes Marine Reserve Park waters 348 bags (7,656 pounds) of trash and plastic removed from the…Click here to read more about 2021 by the numbers: reefci conservation accomplishments Read More »
Click here to learn more about share some love this holiday season! Share Some Love This Holiday Season!
November 16, 2021
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…Click here to read more about share some love this holiday season! Read More »
Click here to learn more about hey europe – welcome back to belize! Hey Europe – Welcome Back to Belize!
October 15, 2021
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…Click here to read more about hey europe – welcome back to belize! Read More »
Click here to learn more about debt restructuring for the ocean! Debt Restructuring For the Ocean!
September 15, 2021
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…Click here to read more about debt restructuring for the ocean! Read More »
Click here to learn more about creature feature: whitelined toadfish Creature Feature: Whitelined Toadfish
August 17, 2021
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…Click here to read more about creature feature: whitelined toadfish Read More »
Click here to learn more about baby sea turtles!! Baby Sea Turtles!!
July 21, 2021
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)…Click here to read more about baby sea turtles!! Read More »
Click here to learn more about reefci’s resident sea turtles return to nest! ReefCI’s Resident Sea Turtles Return to Nest!
June 17, 2021
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…Click here to read more about reefci’s resident sea turtles return to nest! Read More »
Click here to learn more about a belize conservation win! A Belize Conservation Win!
May 16, 2021
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…Click here to read more about a belize conservation win! Read More »
Click here to learn more about belize increases size of sapodilla cayes marine reserve! Belize Increases Size of Sapodilla Cayes Marine Reserve!
April 16, 2021
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…Click here to read more about belize increases size of sapodilla cayes marine reserve! Read More »
Click here to learn more about visiting belize is as easy as 1, 2, 3! Visiting Belize is as Easy as 1, 2, 3!
March 17, 2021
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…Click here to read more about visiting belize is as easy as 1, 2, 3! Read More »
Click here to learn more about 2020: the 2nd hottest year on record 2020: The 2nd Hottest Year on Record
February 16, 2021
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…Click here to read more about 2020: the 2nd hottest year on record Read More »