In June 16, 2006, Belize was scheduled to attend the International Whaling Commission meeting being held at St Kitts & Nevis with the intention to vote on the side of Japan to scrap the moratorium on whaling. Mr. Bruce Foerster, one of the owners of Jaguar Reef Lodge, member and long- time supporter of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) made Belize aware of the consequences and gave the Prime Minister an ultimatum.
It looks like Mr. Foerster’s protest along with other concerns expressed from the tourism sector in Belize reached the government’s ears and Belize’s vote was in favor of the whales.
Jaguar Reef Lodge & Spa is proud of this great accomplishment and continues to support SSCS to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans.
To read the full article published by the Sea Shepherd on Mr. Foerster’s heroic achievement, please click here: http://www.seashepherd.org/news-and-media/2006/06/22/the-power-of-one-can-end-the-killing-of-the-whales-807