Forestry

  • New Species of Tree discovered in Southern Belize

    A new species of tree has been documented in the forests of southern Belize. The new species was discovered by plant ecologist Steven Brewer in the pristine Bladen Nature Reserve, which...

  • Stakeholders meet to discuss upcoming logging season

    A meeting focusing on regulations and other important aspects in preparation the upcoming logging season was held yesterday in Toledo. Paul Mahung reports. “The meeting was coordinated by Officer in charge...

  • Forest Department looks to curb illegal logging

    With the closure of the logging season, forest department in each district are taking measures to prevent and/or halt the illegal harvesting of these natural resources. In Punta Gorda, the Forest...

  • Big Red Caged: Forestry CEO Silent

    Last week Thursday, we reported on Big Red, the male scarlet macaw bird that was reportedly confiscated from Belize Bird Rescue and taken to Harvest Caye. Love News has received a...

  • Big Red Swept Off to Harvest Caye to Be Held Captive

    One of the most poached animals in the Chiquibul is the beautiful scarlet macaw. About a year ago one of the birds was rescued by the Belize Bird Rescue and given...

  • Internal Conflict at Forestry Over Office of Chief Officer

    Minister of State with responsibility for Forestry, Omar Figueroa confirmed today that the Chief Forest Officer will no longer be working out of the Forest Department building in Belmopan. Wilbur Sabido...

  • The Value of the Forest through the Eyes of Youth

    Today more than a thousand students from across the country filled the Sacred Heart Auditorium to celebrate International Forest Day. The event was organized by the Forest Department and the purpose...

  • Jaguar Poses Challenges for Farmers in the South

    Officers of the Forestry Department have assisted farmers who reported jaguar attacks on their livestock and other domesticated animals in Toledo. Correspondent Paul Mahung reports. PAUL MAHUNG “

  • Rosewood Confiscated in the West and South

    Miguel Angel Estala has been charged with unlawful possession of forest produce. On December 7, 2016, personnel from the Forest Department confiscated a total of thirty one thousand board feet of...

  • Flitches of Rosewood Found Illegally Harvested

    More than thirty thousand feet of illegally harvested Rosewood in flitch form was confiscated by the Forest Department on Wednesday. The pile of rosewood was found at a wood works factory...

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