Press Release - Ambergris Caye Citizens for Sustainable Development (ACCSD) - It’s SO important to protect our Hol Chan Marine Reserve, for transparency and for our island to have a say in development here.
One month ago, the Ambergris Caye Citizens for Sustainable Development (ACCSD) officially sent letters to Martin Alegria, the Chief Environmental Officer and the Chairman of the National Appraisal Environment Committee (NEAC), requesting a meeting and public information related to the deliberation process in approving the Cayo Rosario development. Both requests were denied.
Additionally, The Department of Environment, our Ambergris Caye officials (including Minister Manuel Heredia who was copied on the letters) and the Government of Belize have failed to take any remedial action or propose any solutions.
We are sharing these attached letters to keep the public appraised of our continued actions to Defend Cayo Rosario and the Hol Chan Marine reserve. As a result of the failure of the DOE to respond, we will institute legal action. Our stance remains: Hol Chan Marine Reserve is for all Belize. We say No to dredging and over-the-water-structures in our marine reserve.