El Pescador donates to Green Reef

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Mito Paz (L) receives donation on behalf of Green Reef from Alyssa Flota (R) of El Pescador Resort

On Tuesday, March 27th El Pescador Resort presented a donation to the Green Reef Environmental Institute. The contribution is part of resorts annual commitment to Green Reef’s work. The donation of $7,500 is expected to be used by Green Reef in its effort to foster the preservation of important marine habitats around Ambergris Caye.

Handing over the donation on behalf of El Pescador Resort was Chief Executive Officer Alyssa Flota. In speaking exclusively to The San Pedro Sun, Flota said that “We believe strongly in Green Reef’s ethic to protect mangrove and marine habitat used in sports fishing. We have been making a donation based on the number of guests that visit El Pescador each year.” Flota went on to explain that the donation is important to El Pescador because their focus is sports fishing. “It is also very important to the island. It is very easy for all of us to understand the importance of protecting the reef, but frequently the mangrove and sea grass habitats get left to the wayside. People believe that it is just swamp and don’t realize the importance of protecting it so we have joined the bandwagon in ensuring that it is protected.

On hand to receive the donation on behalf of Green Reef was the Executive Director Guillermo “Mito” Paz. “Every year El Pescador has been generous enough to present us with a donation. We are very happy for the donation and the partnership we have with El Pescador in looking at sport fishing conservation. It will surely go a long way in the work we do which includes research, education and habitat protection,” said Paz.

Green Reef has been an active advocate in protecting areas legislated, especially the flats on the leeward side of Ambergris Caye. Green Reef explained that the contribution from El Pescador Resort will be used by the non-governmental, non-profit organization to foster the preservation of sport fishing habitat on Ambergris Caye in an effort to promote sustainable tourism.

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