Belize City, Belize, Monday, February 18th, 2013 – – Belize Audubon Society proudly announces the James A. Waight Awardee for 2013, Wildtracks.
Wildtracks is a non-governmental conservation organization, located in Sarteneja, Corozal. Since its establishment in 1991, co-founders Paul and Zoe Walker have, in collaboration with the Fireburn Community, opened and manage the Fire burn Private Reserve to protect the rich flora and fauna species pre-dominant in that area.
Their love for mammal conservation and the need for such facilities, lead them to build a Manatee Rehabilitation Center and Primate Rehabilitation Program. In addition, the Walkers were instrumental in the establishment of the Shipstern Nature Reserve and continue to provide technical assistance and management support for the Corozal Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
The work of Wildtracks is exemplary; we wish them well as they move toward their vision of a positive sustainable future for our natural resources. The prestigious James A. Waight award, named after the Society’s first president, is given annually on the anniversary of his birthday, February 16th, to organizations or individuals in recognition of positive work in the protection and enhancement of Belize’s environment.