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The Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) was established in 1996 as Belizeâ€™s National Conservation Trust Fund. It was legally established as a statutory body after several years of consultations and meetings with various non-governmental organizations, government departments, private sector and international conservation organizations.
Revenue is derived from three main sources:
1. A Conservation Fee of BZ $7.50 (US $3.75) per visitor paid upon departure. 2. Twenty percent (20%) commission from Cruise Ship Head Tax. 3. Investments and donations from agencies, corporations and interested individuals.
The revenue derived is invested back into the protected areas through PACTâ€™s Grants Programme. vii