Hamanasi joins Earth Day 2012! Our Hamanasi team is dedicated to the environment. Everyone on the Hamanasi team has been inspired to plant a tree somewhere in Belize today. We in Belize are so blessed with a fabulous eco-system and we have a commitment to maintain our environment as mother earth intended. We wish all our friends every success with their individual efforts for Earth Day!
Hamanasi Migratory and Native Bird Population
Figure 1: Plain Chachalaca
Hamanasi has kept and embraced its reputation as an eco-friendly resort in Belize’s Tourism Industry, and in its assurance in sustaining a unique image by preserving the environment and its biodiversity, the company’s rainforest guides have been conducting a migratory and native bird population study for a period of six (6) months. In the facilitation of the study, an onsite birding has been scheduled, and is ongoing for at least once every week, by three (3) inland guides who are Pedro, Lorenzo and Golden. The guides been have conducting the studies around the property from March 21, 2012 to April 4, 2012, and they have recorded 32 species of birds. Most of the bird species were sighted in more than two (2) occasions, in which the sighting frequency was 2.19. Our guests, especially those who are bird lovers, are welcomed to participate in the studies along with our gregarious and enthusiastic inland guides.
Hamanasi now has a Carbon Offset Calculator available for anyone interested in traveling “green”.
Having always been interested in protecting and sustaining the environment and our local community, we can now offer guests the option and opportunity to contribute to an international organization dedicated to carbon offset. Sustainable Travel International (STI) is a global leader in sustainable tourism development. The non-profit organization’s mission is to promote sustainable development through responsible travel by providing programs that help travelers, businesses and destinations protect the environment, preserve cultural heritage and promote economic development. For more information, you can go to www.sustainabletravelinternational.org, and you can calculate your Hamanasi vacation carbon offset by going to www.hamanasi.com/eco_tourism.html.
Hamanasi’s “Green Team”
After two visits to Hamanasi and Hopkins Village, guests Doug and Anne of Canada decided to adopt Miss Bertie’s Library in Hopkins as their “project”. Due to their efforts, a wonderful shipment of books and supplies arrived in Hopkins this week and the first part of that shipment was delivered to the library yesterday! The kids were thrilled and began to unpack the books and puzzles immediately!
The April 2010 Hopkins Humane Society Free Spay & Neuter Clinic has come to a close after enjoying a hugely successful clinic and fundraiser!
Hamanasi is a proud sponsor of the Hopkins Belize Humane Society free spay and neuter clinics. The clinics provide a great service that is needed in the community. Hamanasi’s guests have always been great supporters through their time and money and donations!
A great turnout for the first two days of the free spay & neuter clinic Over 25 surgeries and numerous health care “treatments” already! Clinic continues April 12 & 13.
There will be an Easter Clean-up for Hopkins Village today! All volunteers are welcome. Hamanasi will be providing hauling of trash gathered by the groups of volunteers. Let’s beautify Hopkins together!
The Hamanasi Green Team
“Hello to everybody”, from Henri and Chantal. It was a great pleasure for us to spend quality time in Belize. We will be back to Hamanasi sometime in the future.”
Thank you Henri and Chantal for the donations! The school supplies and dental supplies are wonderful! And thank you to the staff at the Centre de Santé Dentaire de Shippagan, Dr. Henri Thériault and Dermalaser Clinic, Dr. Chantal Chiasson!