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Scuba-based conservation trip in Belize

Here is a terrfic all-inclusive Monday - Friday Marine Conservation SCUBA packages on a beautiful coral caye in the Caribbean. World class diving, plentiful home cooked food and fun friendly people await you. You can learn to dive, or further your dive qualifications, while helping monitor the reef, commercial fish species, and removing invasive lionfish from destoring the local marine ecosystem. You will be trained in measuring and sexing the Caribbean Spiny lobster, tagging and collecting data from the Queen Conch, removing invasive lionfish, and conducting reef check surveys.

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Compassion for Kids in Belize

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Volunteers are needed to help at a children's home in Belize. You will be working with a small local charity that exists to provide care, rehabilitation and education for abused and abandoned children in Belize. Liberty Children’s Home is licensed to house up to 40 children, all of whom have been physically/sexually abused and/or abandoned and placed with them through Belize Human Services. Some of the children also have disabilities, special needs and/or HIV/AIDS.

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Caribbean Wildlife Centre in Belize

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Help to care for over 125 native animals and gain experience of working in a rescue centre. Explore the rainforest, coral reefs and beaches in your free time. By volunteering at this project you will make a major contribution to the welfare of animals in Belize. Your time and efforts will help to care for the animals, and the majority of the programme cost will go direct to the centre providing a vital source of funding for their work.

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Shark conservation in Belize

Shark conservation in Belize (Earthwatch)

The removal of apex predators like sharks is one of the most prevalent and devastating human impacts on earth’s marine ecosystems. Overfishing and the use of indiscriminate, destructive fishing gear like gillnets is far-reaching. Sharks are becoming increasingly rare throughout most of the Belize Barrier Reef and this decline presents a major ecological and economic problem for Belize. You’ll assist with the deployment, recovery, and maintenance of hook-and-line shark fishing gear in various locations at the Glover’s Reef study site, as well as in the measurement of associated environmental data like water quality, salinity, and pH.

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  • Program ID: #2037
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    Dangriga, Belize Dangriga
    Belize
    16° 58' 0.0012" N, 88° 12' 59.976" W
    BZ

Expedition Leader Training

With one foot planted in the Central American jungles and the other dipped in the Caribbean Sea, Belize blends the best of both worlds. Offshore, kayakers glide from one sandy, palm-dotted islet to another, while snorkelers swim through translucent seas, gazing at a kaleidoscope of coral, fish, dolphins and turtles. Inland, explorers investigate ruins of ancient civilizations, and birders aim their binoculars at some 570 species.

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