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.

A Load of Shush: Crossing Borders For Croc Conservation

August 28, 2022

This month’s A Load of Shush is written by CRC intern Xaviessa Molina from Belize City whose 1 month internship included attending the IUCN/SSC-Crocodile Specialist Group International Working Meeting in Chetumal, Mexico, July 2022. I’ve always been taught to seek out adventures and to never back down from a challenge. When I asked my dad…

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Who touched the thermostat?!

June 14, 2022

This month’s A Load of Croc is written by CRC Research Associate Everett Madsen who is assisting CRC in our nest ecology surveys. Here at the CRC, we are always looking for ways to better our understanding of crocodilian ecology within Belize. Our nocturnal eyeshine, mark-recapture, and nest surveys tell us a lot about the…

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Pet Stores In America Continue To Sell Crocodiles

November 18, 2021

Article written by Megan Watson 1.8 million households have a reptile in their house, kept as a pet. Reptiles can be fascinating pets, and many different species will thrive if kept in the right conditions, but they are very different from keeping a domesticated cat or dog. Even if a reptile has been bred in captivity,…

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A Load of Croc: CROCtober 2021

November 4, 2021

This month’s A Load of Croc is written by Program Coordinator Darcy Uclez CROCtober“ GWEN BAK TU WI ROOTS ” Living in a diverse country with various indigenous roots, colonialism has faded a lot of our ancestral traditions. We no longer see the cultural attire being worn, languages being spoken, or hearing the amazing wildlife…

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A Load of Croc: so you want to be a croc scientist?

September 12, 2021

This month’s A Load of Croc is a testimonial written by CRC intern Gary Moscarelli about his 2-month experience of research and community outreach in Belize. My time as an intern at the CRC was a life changing experience. The skills that I learned as ascientist working in the field were absolutely priceless and allowed…

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A Load of Croc: My time at the CRC…unBELIZEable, eh!

July 11, 2021

This month’s A Load of Croc is a summary of the experience Sarah Patterson from Canada had 6 weeks during her mentor apprenticeship with the CRC. My time at the Crocodile Research Coalition was absolutely life-changing and personally life-affirming. I always knew my life would lead me to a place like Belize and into a career…

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The Latest Shush: May 2021 Edition

May 12, 2021

In this month’s The Latest Shush, Community Ecology Intern Ellie Coleman summarizes the excitement, the shyness and the sassiness of the CRC Crocodile Ambassadors. In the last few months, the CRC Crocodile Ambassadors, Gilly and Sam, have really become settled in their new home. Landscaping works have been carried out to provide shelter and black…

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A Load of Croc: Betta Belize Kathleen had a Good Time!

April 5, 2021

This month’s A Load of Croc is written by long-term volunteer Kathleen Hasler who gives a nice summary of how she sank her teeth into conservation with the CRC! I had spoken to Marisa throughout the end of 2020, as I was helping her with her research on Patterns of Paratrichosoma infection in Belizean crocodiles.…

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CRC Wildlife Ambassador’s Latest Shush: March Madness Edition

March 10, 2021

This month’s Latest Shush is provided by current CRC interns and volunteers as they have had a lot of interaction with CRC Wildlife Ambassadors Gilly, Sam and Mad Max as they have camped out on the CRC land for day and night observations. Here is what they have experienced…. Community Ecology Intern Ellie:This month has…

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A Load of Croc: Finding my feet

January 31, 2021

This month’s A Load of Croc is written by Community Ecology Intern Ellie Coleman, and her 1st month experience interning with the CRC. I arrived to start my role as a Community Ecology Intern in early December, leaving behind the cold North East of England for the far warmer weather of Belize and for a…

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