Protecting Belize’s Biodiversity through Women-led Baboon Habitat Conservation

Established in 1985 to protect habitat for the black howler monkey (Alouatta pigra) – locally called baboons – in the northern coastal plain of Belize, the Community Baboon Sanctuary (CBS) is a voluntary grassroots private protected area covering 5,179 hectares along the historic Belize Old River. The Community Baboon Sanctuary is a Community Conserved Area that forms an important corridor connecting critical areas in the Maya Forest Corridor formerly (Central Belize Biological Corridor) and the Northern Belize Biological Corridor and is listed under Category IV of the IUCN protected area categories

The Daughters for Earth Grant will contribute to the establishment of a research and monitoring Program by training and equipping community members on data collection methods for the Black Howler Monkey population, river species, water quality monitoring and wildlife monitoring.


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September 28, 2023

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