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State of Conservation (SOC)

Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System

Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System
Date of Inscription: 1996
Nomination records (Year): 1995
Category: Natural
Criteria: (vii)(ix)(x)
Danger List: Yes
  • Housing
  • Invasive / alien marine species
  • Land conversion
  • Major visitor accommodation and associated infrastructure
  • Oil and gas
Inscription on the Danger List
Year: 2009
Threats to the Site:

Sale and lease of public lands for the purposes of development within the property leading to the destruction of mangrove and marine ecosystems.

* : The threats indicated are listed in alphabetical order; their order does not constitute a classification according to the importance of their impact on the property.
Furthermore, they are presented irrespective of the type of threat faced by the property, i.e. with specific and proven imminent danger (“ascertained danger”) or with threats which could have deleterious effects on the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (“potential danger”).

** : All mission reports are not always available electronically.