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General Information
IUCN Constituent: 
IUCN CEM Central America, Mexico and Caribbean 2017-2020
IUCN Constituent type: 
IUCN Commission on Ecosystems Management 2017-2020
Period covered: 
2018
Geographic scope: 
Meso and South America
North America and the Caribbean
Country/Territory: 
Belize
In implementing this Resolution your organization has worked/consulted with...
IUCN Commissions: 
No Commissions are/have been involved
IUCN Secretariat: 
No
Other non-IUCN related organisations: 
Ya'axche Conservation Trust
Implementation
Indicate and briefly describe any actions that have been carried out to implement this Resolution: 
ActionDescriptionStatus
FundraisingYa'axche Conservation Trust engaged in fundraising to bridge the continued gaps in the National Protected Area System through the formal integration of Private Protected Areas across Belize. Completed
Policy influencing/advocacyAlong with the assistance of an intern from the University of Cambridge a report was completed on the development of a financial strategy to increase the efforts of Belize Association of Private Protected Areas (BAPPA). BAPPA now represents 70 private landowners and has been integral in the strengthening the protected areas system and the protection of biological corridors throughout the country. In 2015 as a result of Whitley Fund for Nature’s support to BAPPA, the Government of Belize officially recognized Private Protected Areas as a part of their National Protected Areas system. This was due to the enactment of the National Protected Areas System and Protected Areas Conservation Trust legislation. Completed
Please report on the result /achievement of the actions taken: 
Ya'axche partnered with Whitley Fund for Nature to complete this project. The project will address the growing need for declaration and registration of Private Protected Areas in Belize to reduce habitat fragmentation and threats to biodiversity and the importance of the establishment of biological corridors and public’s knowledge of ecosystem services private protected areas can provide.
Identify and briefly describe what future actions are planned for the implementation of this Resolution: 
Future ActionDescription
Field activitiesWithin the next two years additional Private Protected Areas will be registered and officially declared as part of the National Protected Areas System.
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