About

The Mesoamerican Society for Biology and Conservation (SMBC) was formed in January 1996 as a response to the lack in Central America of regional communication forums for professionals in the areas of biology and conservation of natural resources. In fact, the idea of a professional society was born a little earlier, in May 1995, during a symposium on ornithology in northern Central America, held in Williamsburg, Virginia (USA) and in which Oliver Komar participated. Two months later, in July 1995, Oliver took a tour of El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua to discuss the idea with some 100 professionals in these countries. Continue reading “About”

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10th NRM and Research Symposium & 2nd Global Trees Symposium

The Mesoamerican Society for Biology and Conservation-Belize Chapter (MSBC) in partnership with the Ya’axché Conservation Trust (Ya’axché) and the Global Trees Campaign (GTC) are organizing the 10th instalment of the annual natural resource management and research symposium under the theme “Science Based Management for the Sustainable Use and Conservation of Belize’s Natural Resources”.

10th NRM Symposium

10th Natural Resources Management and Research Symposium | 2nd Global Trees Symposium

30 – 31 March 2017

University of Belize, Belmopan City, Belize

The Mesoamerican Society for Biology and Conservation-Belize Chapter (MSBC) in partnership with the Ya’axché Conservation Trust (Ya’axché) and the Global Trees Campaign (GTC) are organizing the 10th installment of the annual natural resource management and research symposium under the theme “Science Based Management for the Sustainable Use and Conservation of Belize’s Natural Resources”. This year’s symposium is an effort to maximize the impact of knowledge sharing by combining the 2nd Global Trees Symposium and the 10th NRM symposium. The Global Trees Symposium is an effort to highlight the importance of rare and threatened tree species and the management practices that can ensure the survival of these species in the long term.

The 10th annual Natural Resource Management and Research Symposium welcomes abstracts for both oral presentations and posters discussing research, case studies, lessons learnt, and practical applications related to natural resources management and research in Belize.

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Executive Committee

The Executive Committee of the MSBC Belize Chapter is comprises six elected positions. These positions are held on a voluntary basis for a period of two years.

Said Gutierrez

Said serves as the chapter President. He works as the Science Director at Ya’axche Conservation Trust.

Marvin Vasquez

Marvin serves as the chapter’s Vice President.

Seleni Cruz

Seleni serves as the chapter’s Treasurer. She works at The Nature Conservancy.

Denver T. Cayetano

Denver serves as the chapter’s Communications and Membership Officer. He works as a Forest Biologist at the University of Belize Environmental Research Institute.

Rolando Caballero

Rolando serves as the chapter’s Engagement Officer. He works as a Lab Technician at the University of Belize.

Yasel Acosta

Yasel serves as the chapter’s Secretary.

 

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