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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

“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.

BELIZE NATIONWIDE MORELET’S CROCODILE POPULATION SURVEY

The Morelet’s crocodile survey intends to determine the population size and demographics of the species to assess current and future threats.

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.

DONATE

“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

       Be a part of the CRC mission - make a difference and donate today!

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.

Luke: A New Hope

December 3, 2019

A few days ago, in a river not so far away, Luke was found severely injured and emaciated by the CRC team during a routine nocturnal eyeshine survey of the New River. This special edition of aLoadofCroc is written by CRC Community Researcher Jonathan Triminio, and Co-Founder and Executive Director Dr. Marisa Tellez, and tells…

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Wading into Conservation with the CRC

November 29, 2019

“Rachel McWilliam was part of the CRC Intern Apprenticeship program for one month mid-2019. Like most internship experiences, Rachel’s experience to various parts of the country, wading through mangrove and mud for surveys, and conducting community outreach.  Find out more about her experiences in the following testimonial.” It is hard to find the words to…

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“If you build it, they will come.”

November 25, 2019

This month’s ALoadofCroc is written by CRC’s Co-Founder and Executive Director Dr. Marisa Tellez as she discusses CRC’s next big step in local conservation and management- obtaining 25 acres for the CRC Research, Rehab and Environmental Science Center!   I’ll give you the short version:  I fell in love with apex predators at 5yrs old, at…

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Crocin’ around the Clock- CROCtober 2019

October 28, 2019

CRC celebrates CROCtober 2019 with A Load of Croc! This CROCtober at the Crocodile Research Coalition (CRC), we brought you 31 days of crocodile awareness in Belize! We joined other great partners in conservation efforts aimed at preserving Belize’s unique wildlife and ecosystems. We kicked off the month with a fun day of learning at…

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Droning in about Drones

September 5, 2019

This month’s A Load Of Croc is written by Matthew Sparks, M.S.c., a drone specialist from Wales, United Kingdom who as assisted the CRC in setting up a research project surveying the manatee and crocs of the Placencia Lagoon using drone technology. I’ve spent the last 6 months of my time with the Crocodile Research…

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See you in a while crocodile!

July 31, 2019

This past month the CRC said good-bye to our Research Coordinator Miriam Boucher. Miriam Boucher has been instrumental in helping the CRC with all of our croc-focused projects, and was part of much of the success we have had in the last 3 years. However, given Miriam is still young in her career, it was…

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Coffee Talk with your World Experts

July 4, 2019

June 2019- it will go down in history as the CRC’s busiest month in regards to scientific meetings. Three meetings within 10 days- YES!!! Three meetings within 10 days! (and if you include the National Resources meeting we attended in Belmopan, 4 conferences in 1 month!) International Herpetological Society (IHS) In 2017 while attending the IHS…

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Time flies when you are havin’ a crocin’ good time!

May 31, 2019

Absence makes the heart grow fonder?  In a blink of an eye, 3 months passed by the CRC faster than a croc ambushes its prey!  And once you get caught up with all the work we’ve done, I think you may feel a bit of our exhaustion: March, April, and May were special months of…

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Getting to know the CRC; an intern’s point of view

May 27, 2019

This month your Load of Croc is hosted by Morgan Lucot, CRC’s Community Ecology Intern (https://www.crocodileresearchcoalition.org/portfolio/community-ecology-internship-leadership-position/).  Morgan has been with the CRC for 5 months assisting us in biodiversity surveys, community outreach… and of course a few things croc!  So how was her adventure with the CRC…. Many of you know the CRC to be…

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A New Crocin’ Direction in Nicaragua

March 9, 2019

This month’s blog is written by CRC’s Research Coordinator Miriam Boucher, recipient of a National Geographic grant to lead crocodilian research in Nicaragua.   The CRC often talks about wildlife champions, and how engaged and passionate members of the community can make incredible differences in conservation. This month’s blog post is a testament to the commitment…

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