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Ecocentric Continuity: How the GeOCOMPASS Initiative Realizes Community Conservation in Belize

Updated: Apr 1

GeoCOMPASS.CENTER Operations Group

Washington DC, 8 January 2023


The Zer0Xypher DAO's KIYOCAYO GeoCOMPASS Conservation Initiative in Belize Central America is a partnership with local and international organizations to protect the Maya Biological Forest Corridor, a vital part of the Yaku Tan-I peninsula rainforest system. This system provides a critical planetary carbon sink, natural resource generator, and biodiversity provider, sustaining numerous flora and fauna. The initiative provides the necessary funding, workforce, and technological resources to help regional governments manage their protected areas and Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs).

The Camp-KIYOCAYO Ecotourism Campground is made possible by endowments from the Zer0Xypher.DAO's Altruistic Compassionate Engagement (ACE) Commission and powered by blockchain and web3 technology. It focuses on orienting marginalized indigenous youth in Central America/CARICOM towards new emerging opportunities in the Protection of Planetary Ecosystems, Biodiversity Science, Climate Change Adaptation, Resiliency, and Continuity (ARC). This initiative equips these youth with skills that ensure their conscientious continuity through increasing climate change challenges.

Dr. Oxaku Tehu Kax'Oxo II, the executive coordinator of the initiative, commented, “There is a significant demand for capacity-building mechanisms that support community-managed conservation programs and their vital role in achieving 2030 sustainable development goals. Our current and past participants tell us that these programs instill a great source of pride, empowering them to steward their homelands.” Intensive dissemination of Conservation, Biodiversity Science & Climate Change Adaption, Resilience & Continuity programs aimed at our youth populations will reorient them toward a more ecocentric continuity. The Camp-KIYOCAYO proet is a step in the right direction towards a more sustainable future.

Camp-KIYOCAYO is made possible by our partnership with World Scouting and conservation land grants facilitated by the Tropic Research Institute of Bionomix & Zer0Technix with the free prior informed consent of the IKI.XI YAKU TAN-I Triba del SOL Community Conservation Cooperative.

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