P R E S S R E L E A S E
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Dirk Francisco, Publicity Officer
Telephone: (work) 223‐5004/4987/4988
Email: publicity@belizeaudubon.org
Website: www.belizeaudubon.org
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Belize City, Belize, November 16th, 2010 ‐ ‐ Belize Audubon Society is pleased to announce the re‐opening of the St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park. BAS park directors and wardens have been working ceaselessly in the aftermath of Hurricane Richard to clear the fallen debris from the trails and get the park back to normal operations. The park was re‐opened to the public on Monday, November 15th, 2010. Visitors once again have access to the Blue Hole, St. Herman’s and Crystal Caves; and other activities. A couple of trails, however, have remained closed for ecological reasons so the vegetation in those areas has the opportunity to regenerate. Opening hours for St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park are 8:00am ‐ 4:30pm every day.

Please note that Guanacaste National Park, which was also greatly affected by Hurricane Richard, remains closed until further notice.
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St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park (SHBHNP) is located twelve miles southeast of Belmopan on the Hummingbird Highway. Established in 1986, SHBHNP encompasses 575 acres of riverine forests co‐managed by the Belize Audubon Society.
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ABOUT THE BELIZE AUDUBON SOCIETY
The Belize Audubon Society (BAS) is a non-governmental membership organization dedicated to the sustainable management of Belize’s natural resources through leadership and strategic partnership with stakeholders in order to create a balance between people and the environment.