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Kids Meet Sharks

The Kids Meet Sharks pilot project aims to introduce local children to sharks and rays, help them to understand the animals’ importance for the ecosystem and dispel fears that they might have of sharks…

…and there is nothing to dispel fears and myths like meeting sharks and rays face to face.

Kids Meet Sharks


University of Belize Megafauna Courses

We run a 4 to 5 day course held with the University of Belize students training them in fisheries-independent megafauna monitoring techniques for sharks, rays and turtles. These include longline preparation, deployment, animal handling, size estimation, baited remote underwater video set up and deployment, data collection and basic analytical techniques.

UB Megafauna Courses

Local Events

The Belize Shark Project engages the public regularly and introduces them to sharks and rays through a host of public events including the National Agriculture Show, Lobsterfest Events, Reef Week and others.

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Local Events


Presentations

Throughout the years we have presented in numerous local communities including Punta Gorda, Placencia, Belize City, Belmopan, Sarteneja, Caye Caulker, San Pedro, and Copper Bank. We also work regionally in the Bay Islands (Honduras), Quintana Roo (Mexico) and Cuba.

Presentations

Documentary: Where Have Our Sharks Gone?

Winner of the “Best Environmental Film” award at the 6th Belize International Film Festival, Where have our sharks gone? examines the plight of sharks and their important role in marine ecosystems, internationally and in Belize. Current research techniques and interviews with fisherman and tourists are presented along with suggested conservation measures.

Documentary