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Feb 25, 2019

B.A.S. Founding Member ‘Meg’ Craig Passes

Founding member of the Belize Audubon Society Alice Margaret Craig passed away this morning.  Craig, who is also the sister of the late George Cadle Price, played a critical role in the evolution of B.A.S. She was the Vice President of the Board of Directors from 1970 to 1987. She was also a member of the Cockscomb and Education Committees. Craig was crucial in paving the way for the declaration of Half Moon Caye as the first protected area in Belize. ‘Her special interest in and self-taught knowledge of botany was instrumental in providing information for students and researchers. For many years, her prodigious Natural History knowledge guided the Belize Advisory Board to create beautiful Belizean stamps that have helped to put Belize on the philatelic map of the world. Visitors to the Museum of Belize marvel at Meg’s collections, which include stamps, coins, butterflies, old bottles and cultural items and many themed displays including Hurricanes and Belize’s great fires.’ She also authored “Characters and Caricatures of Belizean Folklore” in 1991. In 2006 her lifelong work was acknowledged by the Government of Belize when she was awarded The Order of Belize. In 2014 Craig was honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award by the Belize Audubon Society.

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