Marine Conservation Expedition to Belize
Once in a lifetime opportunity to join a marine conservation expedition to Belize.
Marine Conservation Expeditions invites you to become and Executive Producer Explorer and join them from the 25th May to 1st June 2013.
Have you ever watched a documentary and thought “I would love to do that?” now is your chance. Marine Conservation Expeditions is teaming up with award winning filmmakers to document rare species including nesting Turtles, Antillean Manatees and American Saltwater Crocodiles, interview local conservationists, dive and swim with Whale Sharks and much more.
The itinerary begins in Placencia, South Belize with an introduction from Marine Conservation Expeditions in the famous Luxury Turtle Inn which will be your base for four days. During your time here you will meet with local scientists, NGO’s and local marine conservation pioneers Wil Mehia and Dennis Garbutt about their local conservation works and successes. From there you will meet the family who discovered the Whale Shark migration to Belize and swim and dive with these gentle giants. Your forth day brings new challenges when you meet local fly fishermen and document their sustainable catch and release fly fishing business and go for the “Grand Slam” by catching a Bonefish, a Permit and a Tarpon. Finishing off your time Placencia will meet local youth and document the role commercial fishermen play in the creation of the Marine Protected Areas and finally a night time tour with Percy “King of Howlers” Gordon to experience the sights and sounds of the night-time jungle. The last few days are spent in the picturesque Blackbird Caye Resort interviewing the Commandant of the Belize Coast Guard about his support of local conservation activities followed by a spectacular flight over the Great Blue Hole and Turneffe Atoll dropping you off to the resort. Finally you will follow Dr. Nataly Castelblanco-Martinez as she captures and tags Manatees and meet a local lobster fisherman and find out what life is like making a living off the reef.
This amazing opportunity to be a part of some real conservation action and contribute to the expedition is yours for only UD$25,000