Conservation symposium to be held in Belmopan Print E-mail
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Thursday, 30 March 2017 00:00

The Mesoamerican Society for Biology and Conservation-Belize Chapter (MSBC) in partnership with the Ya’axché Conservation Trust (Ya’axché) and the Global Trees Campaign (GTC) are organizing the 10th installment of the annual natural resource management and research symposium. The Hon. Omar A. Figueroa Minister of State with Responsibility for Forestry, Fisheries, the Environment, Climate Change and Sustainable Development is expected to be the keynote speaker during the March 30 to 31st event at the Jaguar Auditorium, University of Belize in Belmopan.

It is being held under the theme “Science Based Management for the Sustainable Use and Conservation of Belize’s Natural Resources”. This year’s symposium is an effort to maximize the impact of knowledge sharing by combining the 2nd Global Trees Symposium and the 10th NRM symposium. The Global Trees Symposium is an effort to highlight the importance of rare and threatened tree species and the management practices that can ensure the survival of these species in the long term.