International Coalition to
Save the Macal River Valley

The organizations that have joined together in the Campaign to Save the Macal River Valley include:
The Belize Alliance of Conservation NGOs (BACONGO)
A coalition of more than 10 conservation groups in Belize, representing the varied ecosystems of Belize, from rainforest and rivers to Belize's rich coral reefs. BACONGO asked international groups for help to save Belize's Macal River Valley threatened by the Canadian dam.
Atlantic Canada
Humber Environment Action Group (HEAG)
Based in Cornerbrook, Newfoundland, this group has been at the forefront of campaigns to protect old-growth forests on the island. HEAG recently won greater protections for the forests of the Main River watershed, and have joined the coalition to bring the Campaign to Save the Macal River Valley to Fortis' home turf.
This Newfoundland group provides innovative Web-based educational material on cultural activities and the environment. In conjunction with NRDC, Ryakuga is developing the Pennies for Parrots outreach program to provide educational materials for teachers and students about plans to dam the Macal River Valley.
Action Environment
This group, also based in Fortis' hometown of St. John's Newfoundland, is a strong voice for the environment on the island, and was the host organization for protests at Fortis' shareholder meeting last Spring.
Friends for Nature
This Nova Scotia-based group supports local environmental issues. In addition, Friends for Nature had an important role in protests at Fortis' shareholder meeting in St. John's Newfoundland.
Canada national groups

Probe International
This Canadian group serves as a watchdog for Canadian government activities that threaten the environment. Probe International has unearthed the involvement of the Canadian International aid agency (CIDA) in plans to build the Chalillo dam.

Sierra Club of Canada
A grass-roots organization, with member organizations and offices from British Columbia to Atlantic Canada, the Sierra Club of Canada has taken a lead role in many of the campaigns that matter most to Canada.

Natural Resources Defense Council
NRDC uses law, science, and the support of more than 500,000 members to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things. After receiving more than 40,000 letters from NRDC activists, Duke Energy International decided to end its potential involvement in the Chalillo dam project in Belize.

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