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Janet Gibson is a biologist and zoologist from Belize.

Gibson was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize in 1990. The prize is for a person who organizes an environmental effort in their region. Gibson won the prize because of her efforts on conservation of the marine ecosystems along the Belizean coast. Between 1985 and 1987, she worked to establish the Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Her efforts were successful and the official sanctuary was established in 1987. It was the first marine reserve in Central America.

Because of her work, along with others, the Belize Barrier Reef was given UNESCO World Heritage status in 1996.

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