Ya'axché Conservation Trust

Make a donation

A dollar donated to Ya'axché goes an incredibly long way. With highly dedicated staff going far beyond what is asked of them you will not find a more passionate and committed team. We invite any of our donors to come and look for themselves at the work we are doing. Online donations are securely dealt with through PayPal.

Support a Child
Sponsoring a child is a great way to help
the local community and support our work
in the long term. Students are involved in
environmental awareness activities.
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Professionally train a ranger
Send a deserving ranger, protector of the
environment, to be professionally trained
at the Belize National Ranger Training
Academy. Be one of the firsts to uniquely
invest into environmental protection.
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General Donations
We protect some of the last truly pristine
rainforest in Central America, both on the
ground with regular patrols by our ranger
team and in the courts, advocating for the
protection of these areas and fighting off
illegal commercial developments.
Read more below.

Race Against Fire
Support the fight against agricultural and
forest fires. Join the fight to control fires,
reduce forest loss and maintain the life
supporting services that forests provide.
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Become a member
Join us to ensure that the development of
communities is done in a sustainable way
and the continued protection of vital
ecosystems. You will receive gifts and
updates on our work as tokens of our
appreciation. Read More

A dollar donated to Ya'axché goes an incredibly long way.

What we do

We are working to protect critical rainforest and coral reef habitat in one of the most pristine parts of Central America, the Maya Golden Landscape of southern Belize. Our vision is for a green and healthy landscape, managed sustainably by local indigenous Mayan communities.

Sightings of breeding Harpy Eagles, a very rare and sensitive species, over the past four years in the Maya Golden Landscape highlights the need for integrated landscape management. | Photo: Erik Hammar.

We work hand-in-hand with local Mayan communities to promote the wise use of natural resources. We help smallholder farmers establish environmentally friendly agroforestry systems that provide families with a better income, a more nutritious diet and a more resilient livelihood than traditional slash-and-burn methods whilst maintaining the forest intact.

Protecting the forests of the Maya Golden Landscape has benefits that extend far beyond the local area. These forests play a vital role in preserving the quality of freshwater entering the Belize Barrier Reef, the most diverse marine ecosystem in the western hemisphere and a World Heritage Site under threat. The forests also store vast amounts of carbon, helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect the global climate.

If you would like any more information, please do not hesitate to contact us via facebook or info@yaaxche.org.