9 year old film maker Gigi Harris shares the difficult living conditions in San Mateo, Belize. Gigi won first place for National Award in the USA for Young Filmmaker Documentary for this film.
New Director of Tourism, Seleni Matus and new Chairman of the Board, Lindsay Garbutt, meet the press and invite the industry to join them in re-energizing the industry’s efforts to place Belize as the leader in destination stewardship.
The Healthy Reefs Initiative is a collaborative international effort that generates user friendly tools to measure the healthy of the Mesoamerican Reef Ecosystem, delivers scientifically credible reports to assist decision making and serves as a networking hub for science and conservation partners to improve environmental management and stewardship of reef resources.
In the recent 2008 Eco health report card for the MAR region surveying 326 sites on a grading scale (very good, good, fair, poor, and critical) 47% of the reef sites received a poor. While this signifies a red flag noting that reef systems are being compromised, the good news is that this report card will be reproduced every other year thus enabling all who strive to make the reef healthy for healthy people, opportunities to put better practices into play. Visit www.healthyreefs.org for more information