Mission Statement

A nonprofit organization devoted to promoting conservation of crocodiles and their habitats throughout Central America through community involvement, research, and education.


“Conservation is just not about wildlife, it’s about people.” 

Working alongside communities and conducting educational outreach is part of the core work of the Crocodile Research Coalition to further conservation efforts.


In November 2019, the Crocodile Research Coalition secured 25 acres on the western side of Placencia Lagoon in an area known as Flower Camp.


After years of responding to injured wildlife in southern Belize, the Crocodile Research Coalition quickly realized their role as a wildlife rescue responder in the area and established the...


The Crocodile Research Coalition accepts interns, volunteers, and research associates year-round to assist in our crocodile population surveys, biodiversity monitoring, and educational outreach events.


“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.“ - Jane Goodall

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By adopting one of our captive or rehabilitated crocs, you provide the support needed to home and provide the necessary veterinary and husbandry care for crocs and other wildlife that come through our wildlife triage and rehabilitation program within the Crocodile Research Coalition.

CRC’s Croc Ambassador’s Latest Shush: September 2020

September 17, 2020

How is Jabba settling into this new Palace? Sam decides it’s time to stand up to Gilly and Aemon is starting to feel a bit of middle child syndrome. Find out more in this month’s latest shush! Jabba: Since January, Jabba has been staying at a temporary enclosure at the Kutunza Translocation Facility with our…

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A Load of Croc August 2020: Summer’s Last Stand

September 2, 2020

Although a rise in Covid-19 introduced curfew and various restrictions that once again suspended much of CRC’s research and outreach during August, that didn’t stop us or slow us down one bit! August was full of excitement and adventure! CRC made history by breaking ground on the CRC land, creating captive and rehab crocodile enclosures.…

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CRC’s Croc Ambassador’s Latest Shush: August 2020

August 23, 2020

This month’s Latest Shush, Jabba is waiting to move to his new home, Aemon gets caught on camera, Sam illustrates he is a picky eater, and Gilly and Mad Max get face-to-face over food! Jabba:Due to weather and other minor obstacles, there has been a delay to get Jabba to his new home at the…

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“We do not inherit the land from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children”

August 15, 2020

The police came upon the dead manatee. A piece of the tail, its flippers cut off, and specific cuts in the skin revealing the fat and how it was to be portioned… all signs that this manatee was being prepared to sell to specific buyers. Did your heart just drop? Feelings of sadness, with a…

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Geography PhD candidate focuses study on land changes around Placencia Lagoon over a span of 41 years

August 15, 2020

Jordan Cissell of the University of Alabama recently published his study “Human Landscape Modification in Placencia, Stann Creek District, Belize: Possible Implications for Crocodile Hybridization” in the Journal of Latin American Geography.  In 2017, Jordan surveyed land in the Placencia Lagoon area and discussed crocodile research findings with Dr. Marisa Tellez of the Crocodile Research…

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A Load of Croc: July 2020

August 2, 2020

In this month of A Load of Croc… My experience at Wildtracks! By Program Coordinator Darcy Uclez The bus drive was long but worthy when we got to Wildtracks, I met Zoe and Paul Walker and then I was introduced to the other volunteers and the baby calf and other manatees.  Volunteering there helped me…

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Next Gen Croc student experiences manatee rehab

July 29, 2020

“My name is Erica Holding and I am 14 years old. I am interested in studying animal rehabilitation. I have been with the CRC for 2 years and have been able to have many amazing experiences. This past week, I was able to stay at Wildtracks for 3 days to learn about manatee rehabilitation. During…

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CRC Croc Ambassador’s Latest Shush…

July 28, 2020

In this month’s Latest Shush, we got some attitude seen on telenovela’s with surprises, twists and turns! Let’s catch up with the latest shush on our Croc Ambassador’s: Jabba: like a rebel teenager, Jabba has no interest in listening to his guardian. Lately he has not listened to the command STAY during his target training…

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The New Adventures of PigPen

July 13, 2020

On July 10, 2020, the CRC responded to the concerns of Belize Sugar Industry (BSI) in Orange Walk District about 2 Morelet’s crocodiles trapped in an old water effluent tank. This tank was 7m x 7m, and at least 7m deep. These crocodiles likely fell into the tanks while dispersing on land as there are no…

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CRC Research Associate Receives a Master’s in Biology

July 8, 2020

We would like to congratulate Felix Thirion who just received his Master’s based on his project titled “Assessing patterns of trace metal bioaccumulation in caudal scutes of Crocodylus moreletii and Crocodylus acutus in Belize.” Felix completed his Master’s under the supervision of the CRC, analyzing scutes CRC collected over the last three years throughout the…

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