Following the UNESCO meeting in March, Francesco Baldarin the Director of the World Heritage Center is proposing in the draft decision to the World Heritage Committee that the Belize Barrier Reef be inscribed onto the in Danger list.
They concluded that the Belize barrier reef is under ascertained threat, primarily from the destruction of mangrove islands within the property boundaries.
Belize Institute of Enviromental Law and Policy (BELPO) have been instrumental in bringing the plight of the Belize Barrier Reef World Heritage site to the attention of UNESCO. As far back as November 2004 they had been petitioning for the Barrier reef to be places on the in Danger list. Their hard work is now paying off.
Thank you BELPO, Candy Gonzalez, Melanie McField, Lisa Carne and all others involved