Erosion Threatens Dangriga’s Beaches, Mayor Provides Update on Mitigation Efforts

Erosion Threatens Dangriga’s Beaches, Mayor Provides Update on Mitigation Efforts

Dangriga, known as the culture capital of Belize, is one of the go-to tourist destinations in the country. But like so many other countries in the region, Belize is feeling the impacts of climate change, and massive erosion is plaguing Dangriga’s beaches. Dangriga Town Mayor Robert Mariano spoke with Love News today, providing an update on the erosion situation in his town and what his council is doing about it.

Mariano says that a number of interventions have already been rolled out in the village, such as the tire walls near the Anglican primary school building, which was in real danger of being claimed by the sea. He said that he is working with tourism stakeholders as well as central government, in an attempt to get the situation under control.

In July the council is preparing to launch an intervention using coconut husks to create a barrier to mitigate the impacts of incoming waves. The project will be done in collaboration with some students from the municipality.

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