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Jan 16, 2019

Israeli N.G.O., TIME, Raises Funds to Purchase 5 Acres of Turneffe Atoll

An Israeli N.G.O. has raised funds for the purchasing of a portion of the Turneffe Atoll. This is My Earth, TIME is an international organization to which anyone, at any age, can contribute anything, from a dollar onward. The N.G.O. used crowd funding to raise thirty-thousand dollars to buy five acres of the atoll.  The parcel of land, which is private property, will not remain under the control of TIME, but rather be transferred to Turneffe Atoll Trust. Executive Director, Alex Anderson, says that the Trust and TIME have been in communications for the past three years, working on a plan to prevent further destructive development projects that have been occurring on the atoll.

 

Alex Anderson

Alex Anderson, Executive Director, Turneffe Atoll Trust

“Turneffe Atoll Trust recently launched several key documents one of them being ‘Risking the Atoll”. It’s been about two and three years that we have been working with TIME and we told them about the many destructive development projects that have occurred at Turneffe and that is what really bolstered their interest in trying to access in the purchase of a small portion of Turneffe. It’s five acres. It is private land. It is owned by a foreign company and so they contacted us and said that they have been able to assist us guy with raising some funds and so we are going to make that donation to you. At our end, Turneffe Atoll Trust just needs to ensure that when we execute the transfer of land from the private company to the Turneffe Atoll Trust we will ensure that it remains for conservation purposes only so it can be protected from destructive and unsustainable development.”


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