Friday, November 23, 2012

TURNEFFE ATOLL RESERVE: SIGNED AND SEALED!

The Honorable Lisel Alamilla, Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and Sustainable Development will be hosting a commemoration and signing ceremony for the declaration of the Turneffe Atoll Marine Reserve, the Co-Management Framework for Protected Areas and the Introduction of the Living Aquatic Resources Bill. 

It's important because it manages the three hundred and twenty five thousand acre Marine Reserve - which is the largest in Belize and is considered the largest and most biologically diverse atoll in the Caribbean.


Today's commemoration will take place at the Old Belize Adventure and Marina’s Jungle Pavilion on Thursday,November 22, 2012 from 10:00 a.. to 12:30 P.M.

The event will be complimented by a poster and information exhibit for Primary School students from Belize City and fishing communities in the North.

The theme adopted for this occasion by the Ministry of Forestry, Fisheries and Sustainable Development is: “SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN ACTION”.

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