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Dear Mr. DiCaprio,

I strongly urge you to reconsider the building of your eco-hotel on the Blackadore Caye island. It may lead to the damaging of the ecology of an island that's been unharmed up till now, and also to the loss of biodiversity on the island.

Several forms of human disturbances, caused by the building and exploitation activities, may lead to a decrease of biodiversity on your island. First of all, the building and exploitation of the hotel can cause changes to the soil structure through excavations, the draining and treading of the soil. These alterations to the soil may then cause the disappearance of several plant species. This usually leads to an alteration in vegetation composition and structure, in case of which some prominent habitat characteristics are gradually insufficient for several animals. Consequently, the number of animals will decrease as well.

Furthermore, the draining of the soil during the building phase and also the pumping up of water during the exploitation phase, may cause a lowering of the groundwater level and may lead to a decrease of the soil moisture. This causes a water deficiency to the plants, resulting in an alteration of the vegetation composition. Species can disappear because of physiological water deficiencies and also because of competition with better adjusted species. It is very possible that these alterations in the habitat will gradually cause a decrease and even the vanishment of several animal species, resulting in a change of the ecosystem on the island.

Moreover, organisms may suffer from auditive disturbance (noise caused by the construction works and by the hotel guests) and visual disturbance (lightning and the movement of people, vehicles, etc.). These forms of disturbance might lead to the vanishment of noise- and/or light- sensitive species.

Besides, the travelling between mainland and the island, as well as the planting, may cause an introduction of foreign species. These newly introduced species might then compete with the native species, resulting in the disappearance of some native ones.

To end my plea, I would like to quote from your eco-site: "Due to human civilization over the last hundred years, natural habitats have been destroyed or forever altered, causing a mass extinction not seen since the dinosaurs". So please don't contribute to the destruction of a natural habitat and to the loss of biodiversity as well.

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