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Support the International Coalition to Save the Macal River Valley

Date : 4th August 2003, Source : Stopfortis.org



The Macal River Valley in western Belize is one of the most pristine and fragile habitats in Central America. It is home to more than a dozen rare and endangered species, including the jaguar, Baird's tapir (Belize's national animal) Morelet's crocodile, and howler monkey. The area also contains all the nesting trees for the last 200 scarlet macaws in the country. Plans by a Canadian company to build a hydro-electric dam in this unique habitat would destroy this wildlife haven forever by flooding 1000 crucial hectares of rainforest.

For more information, see www.stopfortis.org




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