For most biological research and collecting, a research/collecting
permit is required. This permit applies to all organisms.
If the organism is CITES
listed, an additional CITES permit is needed. In Belize
there are two main permitting agencies:
- Conservation Division of the Forest
Department. Dealing with ALL terrestrial biodiversity issues.
Contact the Conservation Division at: email@example.com.
Tel: (501) 822-1524/2079.
Download a copy of the permit application
- Fisheries Department. Mostly deals with commercial marine
fisheries. But essentially responsible for all aquatic biodiversity
issues. Even those inland (although this is often a source
of confusion). Contact the Fisheries Department at: firstname.lastname@example.org,
tel. (501) 224-4552, 223-2623. Fax (501) 223-2983.
In addition, the Belize Agricultural Health Authority (BAHA)
deals with all imports and exports of organic materials.
For exporting organic materials (including materials collected
under a Conservation Division and/or Fisheries Department
License) a Phytosanitary permit may be required. Contact:
tel. (501)-822-0197, Fax (501) 822-0271.
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