Swallow Caye Wildlife Sanctuary

Membership Information
Location of SCWS in Belize
Rules and Regulations for the Sanctuary
Boundaries of SCWS

Friends of Swallow Caye Office on Caye Caulker

Friends of Swallow Caye

Friends of Swallow Caye (FOSC) is a community based non-profit
conservation association focused on the protection of manatees in the
Swallow Caye area. The group was organized in 1996 to promote the
designation of this area as a Wildlife Sanctuary.

FOSC innovatively motivates Belizeans to appreciate and enhance the
natural heritage and biodiversity of Belize through inclusive participatory
management of SCWS with a primary focus on protecting the manatee."
FOSC has active members from Belize City, Caye Caulker, Ambergris Caye and countries around the world. Its office is located on Caye Caulker. These members lobbied for the establishment of the Sanctuary. Success came in July 2002, when the Hon. Minister of Natural Resources signed the statutory instrument declaring the Swallow Caye Wildlife Sanctuary.

SCWS will serve to protect the manatees and other marine life that call this habitat home. It will also ensure that those groups, who use the area for acquiring revenues or for recreational purposes, will enjoy it for generations to come.


Questions or comments? Get in touch with us at:

Friends of Swallow Caye
Caye Caulker
Belize, Central America

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SCWS Ranger Station - Photo by Judy Lumb