San Pedro joins Hands Across the Sand 2019
Island residents joined hundreds of Belizeans for the annual ‘Hands Across the Sand’ on Saturday, May 18th. Organized by Oceana Belize, the activity highlights issues that threaten Belize’s marine life, while encouraging Belizeans at home and abroad to love and protect Belize’s unique marine wealth for future generations.
In San Pedro Town, island residents gathered on the beach by Central Park at midday on Saturday. The group formed a horizontal line and for about 10 minutes holding hands in solidarity against unsustainable developments in Belize’s marine environment and in support of clean energy.
Oceana Belize representative for Belize Rural South Angel Briceno told The San Pedro that more people need to come together to protect and preserve our marine life. “I would like the public to participate more in these types of activities that send a message out there. I also would like people in our country and all around the world know that our community is united in supporting very good causes such as conservation. In this occasion, we want to stand for clean energy and I know many people in our community support it,” he said.Click here to read the rest of the article and see more photos in the San Pedro Sun