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 CRC to further conservation efforts.


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


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.


The CRC 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.

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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Celebrating 3 Years of the CRC

January 31, 2019

The 3rd year of the CRC took off like a croc ambushing peccary on a river’s bank! From traveling across country leading and finishing the countrywide Morelet’s crocodile population survey, to deploying the first iridium satellite tracker on an American croc in Belize and in the Central American and Caribbean region, to setting up a…

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Good Crocin’ Lessons from Our Neighbors Up North

January 4, 2019

The last 2 months in 2018 for the CRC were filled with a lot of croc and community work, ending with rescuing ill pelicans and sending them to our partners over at Belize Bird Rescue. However, we are ending 2018 not describing the work of the CRC in Belize, but ending it with what’s crocin’ in…

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From Diego to the Bay-lize

October 31, 2018

Sierra McLinn has been the CRC Community Ecology Intern for 5 months, assisting us in conducting bird and aquatic surveys, as well as dissecting snails for their parasites (parasites are great biological indicators of species richness and local biodiversity!). Originally from San Diego, California, USA, she received her Bachelors of Arts in Biology from University…

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