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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 Crocodile Research Coalition to further conservation efforts.

RESEARCH, REHABILITATION & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE CENTER

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

WILDLIFE TRIAGE & REHABILITATION

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...

JOIN THE TEAM

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.

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

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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 within the Crocodile Research Coalition.

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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CRC Ambassadors Latest Shush: The Night’s Watch

January 12, 2021

Aemon shows he’s been working to be on the Good List this year for Christmas; Gilly and Sam still adjust to their new home; and Mad Max… well she’s back to her normal shenanigans! Gilly and Sam: Despite being in their new home for the last several weeks, Gilly and Sam are still illustrating a…

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A Load of Croc: Crikey!

December 31, 2020

It was a few days after CRC relocated Crocodile Ambassadors Gilly and Sam, and the infamous turtle known as Mad Max from their previous home at the Savannah Guest House (SGH) to their new home with the CRC in southern Belize (for the full story, check out: https://crocodileresearchcoalition.org/2020/12/a-load-of-croc-special-edition-placencia-welcomes-gilly-sam-mad-max/). Carol Foster who had known these animals…

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A Load of Croc Special Edition: Placencia welcomes Gilly, Sam & Mad Max

December 2, 2020

This month’s A Load of Croc is written by CRC Co-Founder and Executive Director Dr. Marisa Tellez and discusses the story and move of the crocodiles Gilly and Sam, as well as the infamous turtle Mad Max to the new CRC facility. About 20 months ago I received an email from Founder of The Belize…

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CRC Croc Ambassadors’ Latest Shush: November 2020

November 15, 2020

Sam, Gilly & Mad MaxCRC has been preparing for the biggest move of this trio’s lifetime as they make a move to southern Belize and call the new CRC land and facility home. Since the beginning of October, CRC has been visiting the gang to train them to come up further on land so that…

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CROCtober 2020- a virtual celebration!

November 3, 2020

This month’s A Load of Croc is written by CRC Research Biologist Jonathan Triminio Raising awareness for our endangered species has been a critical aspect of conservation that has afforded success stories for countless species over the years. Although science and research play an important role in saving species from their demise, community support and…

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A Load of Croc: September Edition

September 30, 2020

Covid doesn’t stop wildlife!!!While a lot of the world has slowed down due to the world pandemic, nature goes on as normal. The last several weeks has been some of the busiest in regards to CRC responding to crocodile calls alongside Belize Forest Department, as well as other wildlife rescues. One of the relocations included…

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The Adventures of Pig Pen: The Final Chapter

September 29, 2020

Pig Pen made history as he was the first croc at the CRC land and facility. After several weeks of monitoring him after being rescued from an old water tank, seeing a vet, and going under rehab, he showed us he was ready to be released back in the wild. 

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