Last week the Belize government announced a very important decision for the future of animals and nature in the Central American country. The conservation area that Papiliorama Zoo (Switzerland) and Burgers’ Zoo have successfully protected for almost thirty years has been officially extended by 110 km2, or more than 15,000 football fields. Essential for the future of various endangered animal species is that the new piece of unspoilt nature forms a green bridge linking the northern and southern parts of the existing nature reserve. Current research shows that the new connection is actually used by endangered animals such as jaguars and Baird’s tapirs. Both animal parks will continue to fight together to expand the current conservation area of 355 km2–more than six times the Dutch National Park De Hoge Veluwe–with adjacent pieces of land. Over the past few decades, tens of thousands of hectares of nature have been felled directly on the borders of the reserve for the benefit of agriculture and livestock farming. The allocation of 110 km2 of land is therefore an historic step and official encouragement that the active conservation work is actually bearing fruit.