On Wednesday Minister Lisel Alamilla was quoted as saying she believed Sarstoon Temash Institute of Indigenous Management (SATIIM) was “playing games” by refusing to sign the co-management agreement over the Sarstoon Temash National Park, the largest co-manager not to do so. This afternoon SATIIM’s director Greg Choc told the press he saw no reason for the Minister’s remarks.
Gregv Choc – Director SATIIM:
I would like the Minister to provide one evidence where SATIIM has not committed or provided the mandate given under the Co-management Agreement. We have gone above and beyond the Co-management Agreement, So I don’t understand the notion of playing games. We believe that in order to strengthen and fortify our relationship, we need an agreement that ids mutually agreeable and beneficial.
Belize’s national parks are managed by a mix of Government entities and private organizations.