Tiny Country Partners with Global Conservation Organization to Help Coral Reefs Worldwide in Sister Reef Project with Belize Tourism Board
BELIZE CITY, March 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Despite being on opposite sides of the globe, Belize and Australia connect as the home to the planet’s two largest barrier reefs. These fragile habitats are under threat from environmental impacts and must protected. Furthermore, the Belize Tourism Board has partnered with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) created the Sister Reef Project. This was a campaign to raise awareness and funds for both Barrier Reefs.
As written before:
“If the oceans die, the economies and people of nations that depend on them will suffer terrible consequences,” said Sir Thomas R. Moore, a long-time New York litigator and author. “I wanted to help Oceana with this issue because it is an organization that is uniquely qualified to save our oceans.”
The Sister Reef Project
The Sister Reef Project is an online fundraiser benefitting WWF. Travelers were encouraged to buy credits to enter to win multiple curious items and experiences in Belize. In addition and simultaneously donating to a worthy cause. All funds from the project went toward WWF. They were usedto support reef conservation efforts in both counties.
Firstly, Belize is home to the world’s second-largest barrier reef and we want to keep it that way! That was said by Karen Bevans, Director of Tourism at the Belize Tourism Board. “Belizeans know the importance a healthy reef and many rely on it for their livelihood. Our economy built on tourism, with reef-related tourism and fisheries. They support about 190,000 people. That’s why Belizeans across the country support the effort. So goes from hotels, tour operators, restaurants and more. Yes folks, all are coming together and donating what valuable goods and services they can. Why? So as to support this effort.
In addition, Prizes up for grabs include:
• Accommodations at more than a dozen resorts
• Roundtrip airline tickets
• Exclusive adventure and cultural experiences, like an aerial tour over the Great Blue Hole, luxury sailing excursion, diving and caving tours, and private culinary experiences
• Many more items and experiences
How to Donate
Hence, starting March 8, 2018 through March 29, 2018, U.S. travelers visited SisterReefProject.com to view auction items and donate. In addition, Participants came away with one of more than 40 prizes. As well, they could have experiences worth over $59,000 USD.
Sources: Belize Tourism Board www.travelbelize.org., World Wildlife Fund, www.worldwildlife.org