Protecting Habitats in Belize
For a small country, Belize boasts a remarkable degree of diversity. From the pine savannahs to the crystal cayes, from the Maya communities to the coastal Garifuna, it is a rich and dynamic place. But Belize also faces systemic issues in public education and environmental care. The scars of colonialism, poverty, and environmental exploitation threaten the fabric of all of Belize's communities, both human and ecological.
EPI runs science and conservation programs that supplement and strengthen Belize's existing educational system, providing students an entry point to engage with real scientific research and pressing ecological concerns.
By protecting habitat and helping scientists, these students emerge empowered to build a bright future for their communities.
EPI's connection to local students doesn't end when the course does. EPI Belize students participate in a suite of alumni and outreach activities, including field visits to protected areas, community conservation service, and internships. These activities empower youth to take active roles in conservation and climate adaptation.
Meet some of our alumni and the wildlife they're working to protect.
Toledo Institute for Development and Environment
Belize Audubon Society
Shipstern Nature Reserve Friends for Conservation and Development
Southern Environmental Alliance
Oak Hill Fund
Marine Conservation and Climate Adaptation Project
Paul M. Angell Family Foundation