Belize’s Barrier Reef is the second largest in the world. It is home to a diverse population of marine life, including whales, dolphins and manatees, who live, eat and give birth there. It drives the economy — providing jobs to fishermen and luring eco-tourists from around the globe.
Thousands of Belizeans have already expressed their reasons for not wanting offshore oil in Belizean waters, because they know that offshore drilling and oil spills could completely devastate their country. Will you sign our petition and stand with the Belizean people to tell their government take a clear stance against offshore oil?
Oceana has worked in Belize for years to protect this unique ocean ecosystem, and now Belizean leaders are taking action. On October 20th, 2017, legislation to enshrine a moratorium on offshore oil activity in Belizean waters was introduced in Belize’s House of Representatives. Concerned ocean advocates like you have the chance to add your voice of support for this historic move.
Sign now to tell Belizean leaders you want them to enact a law that safeguards world renowned marine assets from the inherent threats of offshore oil >>>
Oil exploration in Belizean waters puts two of the country's most important economic sectors at risk – the valuable and growing tourism industry and the long-standing fisheries industry – as well as the outstanding and invaluable World Heritage sites within the Belize Barrier Reef System.
We need you to stand in solidarity with the tens of thousands of proud and patriotic Belizeans who have maintained opposition to offshore oil in Belizean waters. Please SIGN THE PETITION and voice your support for the Petroleum Operations Maritime Zone Moratorium Bill, which would safeguard Belize’s marine assets from the inherent threats of offshore oil activity.