Creating a Balance Between People and the Environment
Since its formation in 1969 the Belize Audubon Society (BAS) has been Belize’s foremost environmental organization protecting Belize’s precious natural resources while educating the public about their value and sustainable use. BAS has grown from an all-volunteer organization to a Society with a staff of more than 40 dedicated professionals.
The Belize Audubon Society is a non-governmental, membership-based organization dedicated to the sustainable management of our natural resources through leadership and strategic partnerships with stakeholders for the benefit of people and the environment.
The Belize Audubon Society is a national conservation leader and development partner that inspires people to live in harmony with and benefit from the environment.
Nature is often an inspiration to many; such was the case for founding member, Dora Weyer, designer of the Belize Audubon Society’s Logo. The logo records a common occurrence at Half Moon Caye. The magnificent frigate bird with its seven-foot wingspan is a poor diver and unable to land on water, so it feeds by harassing the booby bird, seeking to make the booby drop its catch.
The Logo depicts, the magnificent frigate bird chasing after a red-footed booby returning from a long day of fishing far out at sea, with one thing in mind, wrestle the booby to make it drop its catch. The frigate then skilfully seizes the falling catch, leaving the hapless booby to fly home with nothing to feed its chick.
Today the booby and frigate continue to co-exist at Half Moon Caye Natural Monument.