Shark Conservation In Belize

Shark Conservation In Belize

Price From: 2,850 USD


Operator: Earthwatch

Price From:  2,850 USD

Program duration: 8 days

Trip Dates: 02-01-2017,30-06-2017

Join Dr. Demian Chapman, a prominent shark conservationist, on a volunteer expedition to the South Water Caye marine reserve off the shores of Belize. Learn how to track sharks, catch them to study their diets, film them using underwater cameras, and study their recovery in the newly protected waters.

The shark population off the coast of Belize is dwindling due to overfishing for their fins, but with your help and the many dedicated locals and conservationists, the shark population is on its way to recovery. Lend a helping hand in the research all while enjoying the beautiful caribbean waters and reefs of the Belizean coast.


Photo Credit: Jillian Morris, Joanna Freed, Hannah Blake, Earthwatch Institute



Day 1:

Meet your team, introduction to the research

Days 2–7:

Daily activity includes: Catching/tracking sharks: The team members on the boat will set out long lines to catch sharks. In the evening, they'll return to implant transmitters in and release any sharks caught and bring in the fishing equipment. Watching underwater video: the team will set up BRUVs (baited remote underwater video cameras) at various spots in shallow water. From the field station, you'll analyze the video footage to see what sharks and other marine animals are up to. Processing fin samples: Also at the field station, team members will help organize and process the tissue samples taken from sharks by fishermen. Snorkeling

Day 8:

Early morning departure

Country Fast Facts

Country Fast Facts


Flag Flag_of_Belize.svg
Continent:North America
Official Language(s)English
Population368,310 (2015 estimate)
Climate(s)Humid Subtropical
Major Airport(s):Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport (BZE)
Economic Driver(s):Agriculture, Energy, Transport, Tourism

Country Fast Facts


Continent:North America
Official Language(s)English, French
Population36,048,521 (2016 estimate)
Climate(s)Arctic, Sub-arctic, Semi-Arid Desert, Temperate Rainforest, Humid Continental
Major Airport(s):Lester B. Peason International Airport (YYZ), Vancouver International Airport (YVR), Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL), Calgary International Airport (YYC)
Economic Driver(s):Fossil Fuels, Mining, Manufacturing, Agriculture



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