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Aug 12, 1998

New wildlife sanctuary declared in Toledo

Yesterday we reported on improvements being made at Punta Negra in Toledo’s Payne’s Creek National Park. Tonight we have news of the creation of a new protected area in that southern district. A statutory instrument was signed today by Minister of Natural Resources, Eduardo Juan, declaring the Aquas Calientes Wildlife Sanctuary. According to a government release, the five thousand, four hundred and ninety two acres of wetlands will be managed in cooperation with the communities around the sanctuary under a plan to be developed jointly with the Forest Department. The area will also be known by its Kekchi Maya name, “Lu Ha”.

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