Minister Alamilla Wins Major International Honour; Ya'axche Gets Grant
A few hours ago, Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and Sustainable Development Lisel Alamilla received a major conservation award in London, England from Princess Anne.
Alamilla has been selected for the prestigious Whitley Award for inspirational conservation leadership for her work to protect the Maya Golden Landscape when she was Executive Director of the Ya'axché Conservation Trust - a post which she left after the election in February to become a Senator-Minister.
The Whitley Award includes a project grant of £30,000 (pounds) donated by The William Brake Charitable Trust.
It is worth noting that this is the second year in a row that Belize has produced a Whitley Award winner. Last year a similar prize went to marine conservationist Dr Rachel T. Graham.
Notable because the Whitley Awards attract applications from across the globe.