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Jan 29, 2020

Julio Chub Receives Disney Conservation Hero Award

Belize’s very own Julio Chub was awarded the 2019 Disney Conservation Hero award. Chub is the Liaison Officer of Ya’axché Conservation Trust and is regarded as a community-oriented conservation hero who has committed the past two decades of his life to conservation and community empowerment in southern Belize. The award recognizes local citizens for their commitment to saving wildlife protect habitats and who inspire their communities to take part in conservation efforts and Chub did just that. Ya’axché Conservation Trust prepared a video to celebrate the success of one of their own.


Julio Chub

Julio Chub, Recipient, Disney Conservation Hero Award

“Communities are important in the work that we do. It is very important to be engaged actively and very involved because I have seen it and believe that involving them brings about positive change in conservation.  How are the farms? How are the communities? It makes me feel good that some of these young people back then that attended summer camps, the expo and even myself going and presenting to them talking about agro-forestry, talking about what threatened our area, natural resources. Some of them really got inspired and went on studying natural resources management. It makes me want to continue to do what I am doing.”

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