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Xate palms (Chamaerdorea spp.) in Belize: conservation and sustainable management


Ref: 12012
Type: Main Project
Project Leader: Dr Sam Bridgewater
Lead Institution: NHM - Natural History Museum, Entomology
Host Country Institutions: Botanic Gardens, Belize, MoNREI - Belize
Start Date: 2003-05-01
End Date: 2007-03-31
Funding: £173,723.00
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Status: Completed
Regions: Central America
Countries: Belize
Purpose: To develop capacity in Belize for conserving and sustainably managing xat palms (Chamaedorea spp.) and improving economic benefits to Belizeans from xat collection
Outputs: 1) Management plan for sustainable xat harvest 2) Field Guide to Belizean Palms published 3) Xat information base increased (permanent, experimental & demonstration plots; databases) 4) Publications/reports/ manuals: Xat abundance, diversity, distribution in Belize determined; Feasibility of xat eco-labelling explored; Nursery protocols developed 5) Training & education: BFB, BBG, students & local people trained; group educated about xat.

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Documents:
Title: 12-012 AR2 xateChiquibulplotted
Download: Map [pdf]

Title: 12-012 HR3
Download: Half Year Report [pdf]

Title: 12-012 Appl - edited
Download: Application Form [pdf]

Title: 12-012 HY4
Download: Half Year Report [pdf]

Title: 12-012 AR3 - edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf]

Title: 12-012 HR1
Download: Half Year Report [pdf]

Title: 12-012 AR2 xate educational package small2
Download: Article [pdf]

Title: 12-012 AR2 Xateposter1 - Linn Soc Palm Conference
Download: Article [pdf]

Title: 12-012 Appendix 9 palm_article
Download: Article [pdf]

Title: 12-012 AR2 Xateposter2 - Linn Soc palm Conference
Download: Article [pdf]

Title: 12-012 FR - edited
Download: Final Report [pdf]

Title: 12-012 HR2
Download: Half Year Report [pdf]

Title: 12-012 AR1 - edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf]

Title: 12-012 AR2
Download: Annual Report [pdf]