Visiting QCC in London
The Queens Commonwealth Canopy (QCC) has been heralded as one of those unique endeavors championed by the Queen of England aimed at bringing together the family of Commonwealth nations to protect their forest resources. For Belize, the Chiquibul National Park was accepted as part of the QCC initiative. Since its acceptance, however, two years ago, not much has been heard of it.
During the recent trip to London by the Executive Director of FCD, he visited the offices of the QCC to appraise the personnel and to seek advice as to how to promulgate this initiative locally and regionally. The QCC office has recently been created, however, we were assured that the QCC initiative will be highlighted more and that FCD could use the seal for publishing the work being undertaken in the Chiquibul Forest. As a QCC site, Government has the commitment to safeguard this forest.
The FCD Executive Director also visited Mrs Perla Perdomo, High Commissioner of Belize to the United Kingdom to update her on the challenges still facing the Chiquibul Forest and the steps being undertaken by Maya 2020, whose aim is to generate the finances that will support the monitoring and enforcement program. Maya 2020 is led by the Executive Director of Selvana Ltd, Mr. Chris Minty.