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Identification and Valuation of Adaptation Options in Coastal-Marine Ecosystems: Test case from Placencia, Belize

WWF has developed an innovative, science-based methodology to assess adaptation options in coastal -marine ecosystems in Belize. Drawing on pertinent literature and the extensive work to date in Belize , the document introduces key ecosystem services, the methodological approach used by InVEST, and climate variables being considered for this study.

Effective Management of the Belize MPA System

This report assesses strengths and weaknesses of MPA research and management in Belize. The results are based on an assessment of the management effectiveness of protected areas in Belize in 2010, led by the Association of Protected Areas Management Organizations (APAMO).This assessment shows that the management of the MPA's of Belize score 'good' on average, however uneven funding and management are weaknesses. The report ends with recommendations to improve the management of the MPAs.