An emblem of biodiversity
The European Nature Trust is supporting Friends for Conservation and Development Belize’s (FCD) efforts to conserve endangered scarlet macaws in Belize’s Chiquibul forest. This intact ecosystem covers 7.7 per cent of the national territory, and is a stronghold for endangered wildlife populations, such as the scarlet macaw, howler monkey, jaguar and white-lipped peccary. The region is a 400,000 acre stronghold of biodiversity, harbouring over 300 tree species, and providing water to 40 per cent of the Belizean population. Yet, wildlife crime and deforestation is increasing
in the Chiquibul.
TENT supports the conservation work of FCD to protect the integrity of tropical forests,
their ecosystems, and the scarlet macaws within.