The coastal zones of Belize are critical to its economy, as the livelihoods of fishers, other resource extactors, and the tourism sector, relies upon these ecosystems. It will also be a zone affected by climate-induced increased storm surges. This project’s objective is to implement priority ecosystem-based marine conservation and climate adaptation measures to strengthen the climate resilience of the Belize Barrier Reef System. The project will take a two-pronged approach – both enhancing ecosystem function and therefore resilience through recovery and restoration, and reducing degradation caused by overexploitation and pollution. Specifically, the project will support (i) the improvement of the reef’s protection regime including an expansion and enforcement of the Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and replenishment (no-take) zones in strategically selected locations to climate resilience, (ii) promotion of sustainable alternative livelihoods for affected users of the reef, and (iii) building local capacity and raising awareness regarding the overall health of the reef ecosystem and the climate resilience of coral reefs.

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Project Component 1: Improving the protection regime of marine and coastal ecosystems USD 2,000,000
Project Component 2: Support for viable and sustainable alternative livelihoods for affected users of the reef USD 2,450,000
Project Component 3: Raising awareness, building local capacity, and disseminating information USD 560,000
Project execution cost USD 520,000
Total Project Cost USD 5,530,000
Implementing Entity Project Cycle Management Fee USD 470,000
Grant Amount USD 6,000,000


Project Documents

Attachment Type Size
Project document PDF 2 MB
Project concept PDF 2 MB
Mid-term evaluation report PDF 2 MB
Project completion report PDF 1 MB
Final evaluation report PDF 201 KB
PPR1 (for web) XLSX 336 KB
PPR2 (for web) XLSX 339 KB
PPR3 (for web) XLSX 307 KB
PPR4 (for web) XLSX 353 KB
PPR5 (for web) XLSX 556 KB
Other project order PDF 86 KB