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CROCODILE RESEARCH COALITION

Mission Statement

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

EDUCATION MATERIAL

“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 CRC to further conservation efforts.

RESEARCH, REHABILITATION & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE CENTER

In November 2019, the CRC secured 25 acres on the western side of Placencia Lagoon in an area known as Flower Camp, historically known for its...

WILDLIFE TRIAGE & REHABILITATION

After years of responding to injured wildlife in southern Belize, the CRC quickly realized their role as a wildlife rescue responder in the area and established the CRC Wildlife Triage Center.

JOIN THE TEAM

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

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“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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ADOPT-A-CROC

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.

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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A Load of Croc June 2020: “Woah, we’re half way there…”

June 30, 2020

Even though the world is coping with the COVID-19 pandemic, the CRC has been busy with animal rescues, croc calls and snorkelling clean ups. Before COVID-19, the CRC would normally be doing outreach for World Crocodile Day.  Instead, due to government restrictions, the CRC celebrated it with a crocodile rescue, taking a 1.2m American-hybrid croc…

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CRC Croc Ambassador’s Latest Shush

June 28, 2020

How’s Jabba? Is Aemon getting more confident? Is the turtle known as Mad Max still bullying Sam and Gilly? The CRC gets asked all time how our Croc Ambassador’s are doing so we figure we could provide the latest shush (creole for latest gossip) on the crocs monthly: Jabba: He’s lost the Hutt weight, but…

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Can a crocodile smile?

June 26, 2020

Can a crocodile smile? CRC Croc Ambassador Aemon is just starting to get the hang of this command, and the main purpose behind the command is to give us a good view inside his mouth and see his teeth as part of a regular healthy check-up.

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New Seine Bight Trash Awareness Signs!

June 26, 2020

Right before quarantine came into effect in Belize the month of March, Projects Abroad assisted CRC in creating some new signs for Seine Bight in collaboration with the Seine Bight Village Council. This past week CRC Program Coordinator Darcy and a few kids from the village put up the signs to further awareness of properly…

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CRC Director Gives Virtual Conference Croc Talk

June 25, 2020

CRC Director and Co-Founder Dr. Marisa Tellez gave an online Croc Talk live Tuesday, May 12, 2020 about the current research of the CRC in regards to the effect of pollution on the population of Morelet’s crocodiles in New River, Belize, as well as discussed some of the educational outreach tools we use to create…

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Mad Max: Fury Turtle Road

June 22, 2020

For those unaware Mad Max is a turtle that has been living in the same pond as our Croc Ambassadors Gilly and Sam and is THE QUEEN of the pond- we just recently found out from some turtle researchers Mad Max is really Mad Maxine, a Mesoamerican Slider. Mad Max (Mad Maxine for short of…

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Come what May… and Croc On!

June 1, 2020

As many of parts of the world have witnessed, animals are on the move with the lack of human traffic due to COVID-19 quarantine restrictions. Mix that in with rains and animal baby season, and you have before you the perfect storm in a height of wildlife rescues! Let’s talk croc first…. Jeff, just your…

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A Load of Croc: April 2020 Egg-stravaganza

May 2, 2020

This month love was in the air as Mama crocs begin prepping their nests for egg laying, and Morelet’s croc breeding season just starting to warm-up. And despite the quarantine, the CRC continues to work from our croc caves- whether that is providing educational material, working on publications, or organizing and prepping for when we…

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