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Belize Marine Conservation & Diving

Overview

Vacancy: Belize Marine Conservation & Diving
Company: Frontier
Reference Number: BZM
Category: Conservation Projects (Conservation projects, Marine Conservation, Wildlife)
Cost : from £845

Belize Marine Conservation & Diving

Description

Nestled in Central America on the Caribbean coast between Mexico and Guatemala, Belize is at the centre of the Mesoamerican "biodiversity hotspot". Pristine subtropical forests provide a refuge for wildlife and conceal ancient Mayan ruins whilst the warm clear waters of the Caribbean lap sandy Cayes offering access to the world’s second longest barrier reef and a UNESCO World Heritage Site; renowned for its spectacular snorkelling and diving.

Infused throughout is the country’s culture influenced by Belize’s Afro-Caribbean roots, creating a fabulous laid-back atmosphere.

‘No shoes, no shirt, no worries’ is the infamous motto for the Cayes off the east coast of Belize, and you will have the opportunity to discover infamous barrier reefs, dive the Blue Hole, marvel at an extraordinary array of colourful reef fish and rays, sea urchins, anemones, octopus and even sea turtles feed at luxuriant sea grass beds. You can explore this exquisite, untarnished underwater world as you learn to dive off the Cayes of Belize.

You will explore, chart and monitor extensive areas of pristine coral and vast seagrass beds, record populations of reef fish and conch, learn about the conservation efforts to protect the vulnerable West Indian manatee and assist in annual reef health check. On shore you will explore the lush fringing mangrove forests, salt marshes and littoral forests of red, white and black mangroves; the unique ecosystem which bridges the land and the ocean.

Your days will be eventful; the work will be challenging, rewarding and fun. Your discoveries will be of huge benefit to the conservation of these fabulous coral reefs and you will gain immense satisfaction from knowing that you have helped protect these precious natural resources for future generations.

The results from your investigations will supply vital baseline information on the Belizean coastline to enable the sustainable management of natural resources in the region and the protection of the marine wildlife in partnership with the Belize Fisheries Department.

Placement Details

Category

Main Category: Conservation Projects

Sub-categories:

  • Conservation projects
  • Marine Conservation
  • Wildlife

Location(s)

 Belize

Included with this placement

  • Airport Pickup
  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Company Representative

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