100 years of Forest Management

“From Roots to Canopy: A Centennial Journey”

What we do

The Belize Forest Department oversees the sustainable management of Belize's forest resources.

Our Mission

A results-oriented Department that manages Belize’s forest resources, enabled by informed decision-making and highly motivated and competent staff, in collaboration with partners and stakeholders.


Forest Department Offices

Protected areas

years of protecting Belize's Forest

hectares of forest

Our Programs

Sustainable Forest Management

The Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) Program of the Forest Department is responsible for the implementation of the approved policies and legal procedures applicable to the management and use of the forest resources throughout the entire country.

Wildlife Program

The Wildlife Management Program works towards the protection, conservation and sustainable use of wildlife resources in Belize.  The program promotes and ensures compliance with the Wildlife Protection Act (CAP220) to ensure sustainable use of forest and wildlife resources.


The Restoration Programme is assigned with the responsibility to implement the National Landscape Restoration Strategy 2022-2030 and the National Agroforestry Policy.

Our Services

Hunting Licenses

Hunnting licenses allow for legal hunting of certain game species.


Short Term Licenses

Short Term Licenses

Short licenses apply to unprotected national lands, lease lands, and private properties.


Mangrove Licenses

Mangrove Licenses

Mangrove Licenses information (Description) goes here

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