Help avert ecological disaster threatening Belize!

by Sarstoon Temash Institute for Indigenous Management


SATIIM, an organization of indigenous Maya and Garifuna communities in southern Belize advocates against oil exploration and extraction in fragile, protected areas and mitigates damages caused by it.
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Belize is blessed with abundance of pristine, biodiversity rich natural areas: rain forests, mangroves, wetlands and a unique barrier reef - a global legacy sheltered for centuries by its indigenous people. Now government of Belize recklessly jeopardizes the nation’s natural resources, giving away oil exploration concessions over practically the entire area of Belize, including its national parks, the barrier reef and atolls! Help indigenous people save the natural treasures for all mankind!


Maya and Garifuna park rangers patrol national park, assessing and lessening damage made by oil exploration. SATIIM, representing indigenous communities, actively campaigns Belize government to disallow oil extraction in protected areas and offshore

Long-Term Impact

SATIIM and other cooperating organizations in Belize, with help of international supporters, will succeed in influencing Belize government to change its current policy to allow oil explorations in nation's protected areas to avert ecological disaster



Organization Information

Sarstoon Temash Institute for Indigenous Management

Location: Punta Gorda, Toledo - Belize
Website: http:/​/​
Sarstoon Temash Institute for Indigenous Management
Project Leader:
Gregory Ch'oc
Executive Director
Punta Gorda Town, Toledo District Belize

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