Who We Are

PCSD was formed in 2006 by concerned residents from all communities on the Placencia Peninsula in southern Belize - Maya Beach, Seine Bight and Placencia.  Their concern was the rapid, unplanned, poorly executed and unsustainable tourism development of the Peninsula. 

The goals of PCSD are :
  • Providing information about proposed developments to Peninsula residents to ensure that all such developments are environmentally, culturally and economically sustainable for the fragile eco-systems of the Peninsula and its communities and cultures;
  • Assisting local organizations such as SEA (Southern Environmental Association) with mangrove preservation;
  • Preserving the Placencia Lagoon, the nursery for the continuing vitality of the area's marine environment, including finfish, lobster, manatee, dolphins and rays;
  • Educating communities about the dangers of unsustainable development on the Peninsula, including its effect on the Belize Barrier Reef, the Placencia Lagoon and the health of the Peninsula's residents;
  • Ensuring the integrity of the environmental review process for all proposed developments in southern Belize.
PCSD is a registered Belize not-for-profit corporation and our Memorandum and Articles of Association are attached below.

The PCSD mailing address is PCSD, General Delivery, Placencia, Belize, and our email address is info@saveourpeninsula.org.  You can reach us at the phone number in Belize of 011-501-523-4018.

Also, attached below are the Belize Environmental Protection Act and related regulations of 2007.
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