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May 9, 2012

Minister Lisel Alamilla wins impressive conservation award

But there is some good news to report tonight. She was named a finalist for a prestigious award from the Whitley Fund for Nature almost a month ago and tonight, we can confirm that after a tight bidding, Belize’s Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and Sustainable Development Lisel Alamilla can now add international award winning conservationist to her resume. Alamilla was selected as one of seven global finalists which came from places such as: Peru, Indonesia, the Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Guatemala, and Costa Rica. All finalists had a substantial body of work in environmental conservation and in Alamilla’s case; specifically for her work with the Ya’axche Conservation Trust. Alamilla won the Whitley Fund for Nature award and thirty thousand pounds—almost one hundred thousand Belize dollars—to advance the work of Ya’axche. In 2011, Belizean Doctor Rachel Graham won the Whitley Gold Award for her work in saving whale sharks from extinction in the country. She received just under two hundred thousand dollars to fund her work.

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1 Response for “Minister Lisel Alamilla wins impressive conservation award”

  1. J says:

    Well done! Congrats to Ms. Alamilla! May her good works continue.

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