Friday, May 11, 2012

BELIZEAN WON WHITLEY FUND FOR NATURE AWARD 2012

Hon. Lisel Alamilla receiving award from Princess Royal, HRH Princess Anne

Hon. Lisel Alamilla, Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and Sustainable Development, is one of the recipients of the 2012 Whitley Foundation Awards. She received the Whitley Fund for Nature award from the Princess Royal at the 2012 Whitley Awards Ceremony, held on the 9th of May at The Royal Geographical Society in London.
Alamilla joins six other nominees from countries like Indonesia, Madagascar, Peru, and Costa Rica in competing for project funding worth £30,000 (US$48,480). The honour recognises the Minister’s work to unite and equip the people who live in the Maya Golden Landscape to match development pressures, including population growth, agricultural change and increased demand for natural resources, with protection for the area’s world-class scenery, wildlife and traditions. The Whitely Foundation granted her the funding, donated by the William Brake Charitable Trust, which she has stated to hand over to the Ya’axche Conservation Trust here in Belize.
The San Pedro Sun would like to congratulate Minister Alamilla on this award and to thank her for all the hard work and dedication that she has given to Belize and its people. We are immensely proud of her and this wonderful achievement. San Pedro Sun

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