Raise a hand if you’ve been to Belize.
Wonderful place. I love it there and really hope to hold my wife to her PROMISE that we could return for our 5th anniversary (we honeymooned there), if not sooner.
If you’ve fished there, you know one of the reasons why it is special… the diversity and quality of the fishing. The Belizians have gone further than most in putting in place protections for their game fish, which is to be applauded.
So, leave it up to some Hollywood nitwit to ruin it (or at least some of it).
Blackadore Caye is a located within view of Savannah Caye, one of the prime spots to go hunting for tarpon. It was at Savannah that I hooked (and lost) my first tarpon. It was where I landed my largest jack (maybe 20 pounds?). It is not a great place for a resort, but that is what Leonardo DiCaprio is doing.
This is the disaster of a resort.
This is supposed to be eco-everything. No fossil fuel use. Composted waste. All solar/wind. They make it sound like a godsend.
I can’t imagine it will be anything short of a disaster. You just can’t build something like that in a place like that and have it be zero impact. The thing that will be impacted first will likely be the fishing at Savannah Caye. More boat traffic isn’t going to do anyone any favors. It also seems the resort will make the island off-limits to the locals because the clientele for a place like this get uncomfortable when there are un-uniformed/non-drink-serving brown people around.
This map would seem to suggest that the Belizian people know what they want to do with Blackadore Caye:
Seems like the people of Belize want Blackadore to not become a resort, but seems like Belize isn’t going to get what they want from Leo.
Funny thing. Leo accepted a Golden Globe recently and dedicated his award to native people.
That’s some grade A hypocrisy right there. Leo should listen to Leo on this one.
There is a Facebook page for Defend Blackadore Caye. Join it. I just did.
Blackadore Caye, as a resort, is a lessening of everything Belize really is. It doesn’t need improving on, not like this, not by Leonardo.
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Tags: Belize, Blackadore Caye, Conservation, Leonardo DiCaprio