We are excited to announce that our Belize manatee conservation project coordinator, Jamal Galves, has been selected as WWF’s Belize #PlanetHeroes first place award!
As our Protect our Manatees Belize program coordinator, Jamal’s responsibilities include addressing and responding to any manatee related incidents in the entire country of Belize; capturing, tagging, and tracking manatees; collecting data; release and monitoring of rehabilitated manatees in the wild; and educational outreach and awareness. He has collaborated with government and area officials to make stronger regulations in “no-wake zones” near Belize City. He has even convinced local businesses to participate in our conservation efforts!
Jamal’s passion can be seen in every project he tackles and we are proud to have Jamal as part of the Sea to Shore Alliance team!
Read more here.