Ronaldi “Roni” Martinez is the thirty first recipient of the James A. Waight Conservation Award. Martinez was nominated by Caves Branch Lodge and the San Pedro Sun, who both described him as a “vibrant role model for budding conservationists of all ages.” He is a bird guide by profession and one of the founders of Belize Bird Conservancy. The award is given out each year by the Belize Audubon Society. The Executive Director, Amanda Burgos Acosta, told us what made Martinez stand out from the other nominees.
The James A. Waight Conservation Award is named after the Belize Audubon Society’s first president.