Tree Planting Mission continues in southern Belize

YICE’s Nursery, in partnership with Barefoot Children Ministries, provided over 650  tree seedlings to remote, southern communities in 2019. Ya’axché Institute for Conservation Education (YICE), the sustainable financing program of Ya’axché Conservation Trust, partnered with Barefoot Children Ministries on a tree planting mission to promote healthy and sustainable livelihoods in communities in southern Belize. During [...]

Belize’s Chocolate Festival

Come celebrate with us in southern Belize, indulge in chocolate at the Chocolate Festival of Belize! The art of chocolate making dates back to the ancient Maya civilization – a tradition that has been passed on for generations. Today Belize’s southernmost district Toledo is where the finest chocolatiers are born. Every year hundreds around the [...]

Saint Louis University visited EcoTourism Belize

EcoTourism Belize welcomes Richard A. Chaiftez School of Business, Saint Louis University to its service learning program in southern Belize.   Twelve students and faculty leaders from Saint Louis University joined us at our field station – where the adventure and learning begin. They interacted with Ya’axché’s Community Outreach and Livelihoods team. The interactive discussions [...]

Tree Planting Mission in remote Toledo, Belize

Ya’axché Institute for Conservation Education partners with Barefoot Children Ministries to provide high quality organic seedlings to remote communities in southern Belize. Our nursery, which falls under the sustainable financing initiative Ya’axché Institute for Conservation Education (YICE), can produce over 50,000 native seedling species. The Barefoot Children Ministries from Saint Louis, Missouri partnered with us [...]

Norma and Arie’s nursery training

Norma and Arie Hoogerbrugge, our nursery training recipients over 3 days, joined us at Ya’axché’s field station to learn about growing seedlings and climate-smart farming practices. The training workshop was delivered by knowledgeable staff. The couple was introduced to Ya’axché Conservation Trust’s two main programs, the Protected Areas Management program and Community Outreach and Livelihoods program. [...]

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