Sunday, May 19, 2024

Ambergris Caye Citizens for Sustainable Development

Illegal dumping reported at Bacalar Chico National Park

The illegal disposal of garbage at Bacalar Chico National Park north of San Pedro Town appears to continue unabated after concerned residents shared images of a large dump site. The eyesore is said to be near the beach, which is an active sea turtle nesting site. According to concerned residents visiting these areas, this unfortunate behavior occurs almost weekly and goes undetected due to the alleged absence of enforcement at this important national park.

ACCSD disappointed over the management of Bacalar Chico National Park given to a mainland organization

The co-management agreements signed with conservation partners last month (March) for a number of protected areas raised eyebrows in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, when it was revealed that the Bacalar Chico National Park, located north of the island, would be managed by the Sarteneja Alliance for Conservation and Development (SACD). This led the non-governmental organization (NGO) Ambergris Caye Citizens for Sustainable Development (ACCSD) to register its disappointment as they stated they had been working on a plan with government authorities to manage the protected area. In an official note released on Monday, April 3rd, they indicated that they were not consulted in such an important matter despite their interest in being part of Bacalar Chico's administration.

Minister of the Blue Economy comments on the proposed development of Cayo Rosario

The controversial Cayo Rosario development of Ambergris Caye is again a concern to residents of San Pedro Town. The proposed tourism development, which has received environmental clearance and green light for construction, includes over-the-water structures. These buildings will be erected above protected fishing flats - the bloodline of the local flyfishing industry. The area also lies in the middle of the Hol Chan Marine Reserve. For these reasons, stakeholders continue to oppose the development and hope that the new administration will intervene and save the multi-million-dollar industry, which is the livelihood of many.

ACCSD seeks new plan of action against development at Cayo Rosario

Former manager for Hol Chan Marine Reserve and director on the board of ACCSD, Miguel Alamilla has confirmed that they are discussing with their lawyers a new approach to stop the development.

Court Ruling Won’t Stop ACCSD’s Commitment to Protecting Cayo Rosario

On May 30, 2019, the Supreme Court of Belize refused leave for Judicial Review in the case brought forward by the Ambergris Caye Citizens for Sustainable Development (ACCSD) against the Department of Environment (DOE) regarding the approved development at Cayo Rosario.

ACCSD lobbies stakeholders for support against Cayo Rosario Development

Hosted by Matachica Resort, more than a dozen individuals were updated on the progress ACCSD is making in preventing the controversial development of Cayo Rosario located within the Hol Chan Marine Reserve.

Stakeholders Unite to Stop Destructive Development within Hol Chan Marine Reserve

The ACCSD is not a group against development; rather their mission is to promote sustainable development; to protect and enhance our natural resources without compromising the livelihood of this and future generations.

ACCSD responds to proposed subdivision

Press Release - Ambergris Caye Citizens for Sustainable Development - September 30, 2014 - The Ambergris Caye Citizens for Sustainable Development (ACCSD) is a local...