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Coastal Zone Management Authority & Institute.
(Coastal Zone Management Authority & Institute.)
Coastal Zone Multi-Complex Building, Princess Margaret Drive
P.O. Box 1884
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The coastal zone of Belize is a complex system comprised of the barrier reef, the three offshore atolls, hundreds of patch reefs, extensive seagrass beds, mangrove forests, and over 1,000 cayes.
This area is home to several endangered species such as the West Indian manatee, American crocodile, marine turtles and several birds. It is a very dynamic region where land and sea meet, resulting in highly productive natural processes.Most of the development pressures are occurring along the coast and cayes, resulting in degraded coastal resources and loss of critical habitat.