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Belizean Woman Selected for Fellows Program in Conservation

A Belizean young woman has been selected to be a part of the Conservation Leadership in the Caribbean Fellows Program for the period May 2015 to October 2016.  Rochelle Reneau, who was formerly attached to the Belize Coalition to Save Our Natural Heritage, is one of twenty participants from various Caribbean countries who will be undergoing training in the area of conservation.   The fellowship seeks to provide a head-start for those seeking a career in conservation as it provides skills training, networking opportunities and participation in an initiative that provides real benefits to endangered species, the ecosystems and landscapes of the Caribbean region.  Other persons chosen are from Colombia, Guatemala, Dominica, Trinidad and Tobago, Nicaragua, among other countries.  Reneau has a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science and Policy from the University of South Florida, USA.  The program is funded in party by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service with support from the International Fund for Animal Welfare.  The program begins at the St. George’s University in Grenada on June 4 with a three-day training workshop followed by a ten-day short course on the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation.