A Big Thank You to
We are grateful to all the people from other countries, the Belizean
Government, Belize, and the Cayo district, who have and are laboring
to make the dream of Elijio Panti National Park come true. These people
Maria Garcia Chairperson of the Park
Committee for her complete and continuing devotion to the work of the
Park and to her people. Maria composed much of the writing at this site.
She is an inspiration.
The Park Committee Rafael Mesh, James
Mesh, Marcus Ramos, Lloyd Chan, Inocencio Canto, Roberto Canto, Ananias
Tzib, PC Concepcion Cal, San Antonio Chairman Arselito Mai, Cristo Rey
Chaiman Marco Tzib, El Progreso Seven Miles Chairman Julio Ruano, Ruperto
Tzib, Miguel Lopez, Oscar Montelvan.
The Peace Corps Volunteers Susanne Giattina,
who has helped organize the funding and training to begin the park's
Alanna Randall who will help with environmental
education and the park's promotion.
With special thanks to Heraldo Garcia for
his generous help and continued support. We could not have accomplished
all that we have without him.
Other active community members Miguel
Gevarra, Julio Lopez, Silvario Canto, Ruben Lopez, Hubencio Canto, Leopaldo
Mai, Rodolfo Canto, Timotea Mesh, Cely Tzib, and Selma Tzib, Verjilio
Coh, and many more.
The Belize Government Minister of Agriculture
Daniel Silva for his guidance and support throughout our struggle.
Minister of Natural Resources Johnny Briseno for his kind assitance
in making the National Park what it is today.
Conservation Division, Earl Codd and John Pinelo for advising us and
strengthening our cause.
Meg Easling who supplied photography
of the Park for this site and editing.
for putting together this web site.
Wood Depot for their generous donation
for the trail's stairway.
Trekforce who is lending a great helping
hand in exploring and developing the park.
Janus Foundation for helping train and
donate their skills to the park's development.
Planigestion, Ana Maria Ramirez for
her diligent work in forming a management plan for the park and communities.
Emilia Toralla for her guidance, support,
and generosity in getting the park to where it is.
Light Hawk for offering to help our
planning and educational endeavors in the upcoming months.