Help avert ecological disaster threatening Belize!

 
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Help avert ecological disaster threatening Belize!

Help avert ecological disaster threatening Belize!
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Map of Sarstoon-Temash National Park

Map of  Sarstoon-Temash National Park
Indigineous villages surround the park (view small | med | large | orig)

Wetlands of STNP

Wetlands of STNP
STNP is an internationally significant (Ramsar designation) wetland, a breeding place for many birds, fishes and other species. (view small | med | large | orig)

Temash river

Temash river
Temash river is very scenic (view small | med | large | orig)

Rain forest

Rain forest
Park's ecosystems include several types of tropical rainforest (view small | med | large | orig)

Park sign in English and Q'eqchi' Maya

Park sign in English and Q'eqchi' Maya
No hunting and fishing allowed for the indigenous people and visitors alike... but an oil company (US Capital Energy) is permitted by the government to cut seismic lines searching for oil with a total impunity and without paying for the damage done. Is that justice? (view small | med | large | orig)

Ecosystems of STNP

Ecosystems of STNP
Seismic lines cut by an oil company through STNP cut through all 13 of the parks ecostystems (view small | med | large | orig)

Petroleum concession map of Belize

Petroleum concession map of Belize
Government of Belize parceled out nearly its entire territory - both terrestial and marine - including all protected areas, barrier reef and the atolls to petroleum companies. In case of a drilling accident the barrier reef might become wiped out and - perhaps - we shall have to rename the world famous Blue Hole to a Crude Hole? (view small | med | large | orig)

Assessing damage caused by oil exploration

Assessing damage caused by oil exploration
This was once a dense, pristine forest, a place where jaguars roam. Now - look at the damage! And it is just the beginning. US Capital Energy plans to cut more seismic lines through the park and begin exploratory drilling. Please help us stop them! (view small | med | large | orig)

Please protect me from drowning in crude!

Please protect me from drowning in crude!
Bare-throated Tiger Heron bird. Mangroves of STNP serve as nesting sites for many birds, fishes and amphibians. (view small | med | large | orig)

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Project Leader

Gregory Ch'oc

Executive Director
Punta Gorda Town, Toledo District Belize

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