Ya’axché Conservation Trust

Harmony between nature and human development for the benefit of both

OUR MOTIVATION

Ya’axché believes in preserving the link between healthy ecosystems in nature and healthy communities in the 770,000 acre Maya Golden Landscape of southern Belize. We protect wild places and collaborate with communities to address issues such as deforestation, food security, poverty, and impacts of climate change in order to promote sustainable development.

OUR STYLE

Ya’axché implements its work in a focused and methodical manner. Our efforts are guided by a three-year strategic plan, and we rely on scientific data collected by our team when making decisions. We employ the best staff and collaborate with communities, government, and other non-governmental organizations at the local, national, and international level to increase our impact. We utilize a variety of channels, such as radio programs, community meetings, training workshops, school visits, television appearances, and social media to communicate our message and educate the people of the Maya Golden Landscape and beyond. Our reputation lends itself to powerful advocacy that has brought about policy change to support conservation in the face of a dynamic context.

OUR FOCUS

Our team utilizes an adaptive approach to ensure the most appropriate, innovative and effective strategies are implemented to benefit the people and environment. We collaborate with communities to educate and mold leaders and promote sustainable land practices. Our team uses cutting-edge technology and science to manage 151,000 acres of forest. We are constantly engaged in lobbying and influencing policies and laws to support conservation action. We also develop and implement sustainable financing initiatives to support our long term goals.

OUR IMPACT

Over the past 21 years, Ya’axché has had a long-lasting impact in the Maya Golden Landscape and Belize. We have accomplished a lot with relatively little funding. Ya’axché continues to grow as an organization; expanding our reach and increasing our impact. Below are highlights of our work.

OVER 151,000 ACRES OF FOREST PROTECTED

80 farmers currently receiving technical assistance

OVER 3,000 MILES PATROLLED ANNUALLY BY RANGERS

Belize’s 1st sustainable agroforestry concession

37 GLOBALLY THREATENED SPECIES PROTECTED

135 high school students assisted

60% of bird species in Belize found in Maya Golden Landscape

Yearly over 250 persons participate in trainings

Belize’s most comprehensive long term biodiversity monitoring

Advocated against unsustainable rosewood extraction & a dam

YOUR OPPORTUNITY

We are able to accomplish what we do because of support from people like you. Be a part of our impact in creating harmony between nature and human development for the benefit of both.

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