APAMO, the Association of Protected Areas Management Organizations, is Belize’s leading network of non-governmental conservation organizations that seeks to influence and encourage the Belizean society to safeguard the integrity and diversity of Belize’s protected areas system and to ensure that any use of Belize’s natural resources is sustainable.

Comprising of 14 out of the 17 viable protected areas managers, the Association of Protected Areas Management Organizations (APAMO) is Belize’s leading network of conservation non-governmental organizations responsible for the management and co-management of 20 terrestrial protected areas and 9 marine protected areas in Belize. These sites represent 1.13 million acres or 42% of Belize’s protected areas. Consequently, since its establishment in 2007, the APAMO has proven to be an essential partner to the Ministry of Forestry, Fisheries and Sustainable Development (MFFSD) in the implementation of the National Protected Areas Policy and System Plan (NPAPSP) and achieving Belize’s obligations under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and other international commitments.

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