Corozal Sustainable Future Iniative (CSFI)

The Corozal Sustainable Future Initiative (CSFI) is a Belizean not-for-profit NGO, duly registered and audited, and is absolutely neutral and non-political. Their board is composed of both leading Belizean and foreign conservationists by trade or at heart. Their philosophy is to remain at all times a strictly field-based organisation.


Organisation’s aim:

CSFI is dedicated to the protection and conservation of key representative ecosystems of northeastern Belize through effective vigilance, sustainable forest management, scientific research, environmental education, community engagement, strategic alliances and co-management agreements. Their ultimate goal is the creation of new sustainable economic models for the benefit of the people of Belize.

Partner History

CSFI was officially created in 2012. It was originally known as Shipstern Nature Reserve (Belize) Ltd (not for profit), and was renamed to match both scope and diversity of present and future activities.

Shipstern Nature Reserve was created in 1989 by the International Tropical Conservation Fund, an NGO based at the Papiliorama Zoo of Switzerland and the Burgers Zoo in Arnhem, Netherlands. Today, this initial private protected area has become a trust for the People of Belize, and is now known as the Shipstern Conservation and Management Area.



Partnership with WLT

Following a site visit in 2018, CSFI became conservation partners of World Land Trust, working together to create a corridor between the protected areas that CSFI manage in northern Belize.

The successful Jungle for Jaguars appeal enabled CSFI to purchase 8,154 acres of tropical forest in the North-eastern Biological Corridor, and following from this success, an opportunity to purchase 1,818 acres through the Buy an Acre fund arose. Combined, these land purchase are connecting 88,500 acres of protected habitat.


Other projects and activities

  • CSFI manages three other protected areas in the Northern Biological Corridor – Shipstern, Honey Camp and Freshwater Creek.

Contact Details

Executive Director: Heron Moreno