Voice Your Support


A Future with a Turneffe Atoll Marine Reserve


Thank you for taking for a moment for something that is incredibly important for the future of saltwater marine environments in the Caribbean.

We need your voice of support!  The future of saltwater ecosystems around the globe depends on the health and integrity of places such as Turneffe Atoll, Belize - the largest and most biologically diverse atoll in the Western Hemisphere.  

Nearly a decade ago, Turneffe Atoll Trust was formed to help implement an environmental success story, one in which a globally significant ecosystem gained protection before an environmental crisis hit.  Turneffe Atoll is currently healthy and as of yet, does not need to be fixed. What it urgently needs, however, is protection and management so it doesn’t fall victim to further improper development, unsustainable commercial activities, and environmental degradation.

The great news is that this goal is within reach because the Government of Belize has recently indicated it is prepared to formally designate a Turneffe Atoll Marine Reserve.  An achievement of this magnitude bodes well not only for the future of Belize, but also for all who have a stake in the Caribbean basin.  This is why I am asking you to help with a final push towards making this dream a reality.  

Send an email to info@turneffeatoll.org with three (3) quick pieces of information, and you will be added as an endorser to a letter asking the Belizean Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture for the creation of a Turneffe Atoll Marine Reserve (see the letter below):

  1. Your name
  2. the name of your business/organization and your title
  3. Your City, State, and Country

If all goes as planned, our goal is to celebrate this victory in the very near future.   Your support is key to making this happen, and we very much appreciate your time and your endorsement!

Best regards,        

Paul D. Robertson
Executive Director


view the letter to Minister Montero


Position Paper for Turneffe Atoll Marine Reserve