In Memoriam: Vivian Belisle-Ramnarace
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre has learned with great sadness of the passing of Vivian Ramnarace, the National Focal Point for the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System World Heritage site (Belize). A marine scientist, Ms Ramnarace was the Fisheries Officer at the Belize Fisheries Department for the last 15 years.
The passing of Vivian Ramnarace is a significant loss for the conservation community in Belize and the World Heritage managers community. She participated in various UNESCO meetings where she brightened the marine World Heritage community with her intelligence, warmth, and kindness, as well as her passionate drive to protect the ocean.
As we commemorate her life and work, and the way she touched each of us, we mourn alongside her family, friends and colleagues from the Belize Fisheries Department.