Belize Audubon Society

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The Belize Audubon Society is a non-governmental conservation organisation founded in 1969 to encourage and develop conservation initiatives in Belize.[1] It currently manages nine of the country's protected areas in partnership with the Belizean government.[2] Among the founding members was Albert Staine, at that point Director of Public Prosecutions, who would later become Chief Justice of Belize.[3] The Belize Audubon Society gives out the James A. Waight Award each year. Past recipients include former Chief Justice George Brown.[4]

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  1. ^ Burke, W., Francisco, D. and Hoare, A.D. (2009), "Belize", in Devenish, C., Díaz Fernández, D.F., Clay, R.P., Davidson, I. and Yépez Zabala, I., Important Bird Areas Americas - Priority sites for biodiversity conservation 16, Quito, Ecuador: BirdLife International, pp. 85–90, retrieved 2011-07-25 
  2. ^ Belize Audubon Society (2008). "Protected areas". Archived from the original on 20 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  3. ^ "Meet the Founders". Newsletter of the Belize Audubon Society 40 (4). June 2009. pp. 6–7. Retrieved 2010-04-20. 
  4. ^ "Sir George Brown wins Audubon award". News 5 Belize. 2007-02-19. Retrieved 2012-04-20. 

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