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Large scale logging of Rosewood in the Sarstoon Temash National Park, SATIIM’s rangers report

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Thirty eight Rosewood flitches were found on the Bank of the Sarstoon River inside the national park. Significant amounts were located further away. The rangers did not extract the logs because of safety reason. The locations of the operations are the areas of the Black Creek and the Graham Creek. Since the Government of Belize terminated its partnership with SATIIM, only SATIIM has maintained presence since August of 2013.


SATIIM continues to patrol the entire area along with traditional leaders considering that some of these areas from part of indigenous peoples traditional lands.

Considering the escalation of illegal operations in the area, SATIIM appeals to the Government to support the efforts of SATIIM and the indigenous leaders to safeguard the pristine resources. rosewood logs