Bonefish & Tarpon Trust

Belize Conservation Education Materials

With the support and collaboration of Copal Tree Lodge in Punta Gorda, Belize, BTT has created education materials to highlight the conservation needs for a sustainable flats fishery in Belize. The materials focus on the importance of habitats, the cultural and economic value of the flats fishery to Belize and its coastal communities, the need for public and government support for habitat conservation, and best handling practices for guides and anglers. The materials are currently being distributed in Southern Belize schools, with other regions of Belize to follow. The collaboration will also be featured on Belizean radio and TV programs. We see this as the first step of many to increase knowledge of the importance of the flats fishery and habitat conservation to the future of Belize.