Impact of flooding the Macal River Valley?
Jonathan.Kelsey at noaa.gov
Mon Jan 14 09:11:06 EST 2002
I spent two years working on coral reefs in Belize as a Peace Corps
volunteer. This Macal Valley is truly an amazing place. I would urge as
many people as possible to submit letters to Fortis. This project will
affect one-of-a-kind ecosystems beyond the river valley and reef, such as
the Crooked Tree migratory bird sanctuary, a Belize Audubon Society
sanctuary for the endangered Jabiru Stork, among untold others. Not to
mention nearshore manatee habitats and on, and on.
I find it interesting that the letters are going to Fortis in Newfoundland,
a place where another brand of large-scale manipulation of an ecosystem for
"development's" sake ended up in catastrophe.
Please take a minute and submit a letter.
Doug Kent wrote:
> Fortis, a Canadian logging company is trying to dam and flood 20 miles
> the Macal River Valley in Belize (see
> http://www.savebiogems.org/macal/). Any idea whether and how this might
> affect coral reef ecosystems in Belize?Thanks.Doug Kent
Jonathan D. Kelsey
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