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Many commentators from around the world have been praising 'visionary' steps taken by Belize to ensure that the Belize Barrier Reef, the world's second-largest after Australia's, is no longer considered a 'World Heritage Site in Danger' by UNESCO.

According to a UNESCO report on June 26th, 2018, Belize has taken specific, important steps to ensure that the world's second largest barrier reef system will be protected from oil exploration and other human activities. As always, The Outdoor Journal contacted industry experts who know the oceans and coral better than anyone, to get their inside opinion. Captain Paul Watson: Underwater photographer, award-winning film producer and ecotourism activist "Belize has changed for the better in recent years. Recently, we were able to convince them to pull the flag and registration of a notorious pirate fish factory vessel, presently under arrest in Peru.