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 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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“Imagination is more important than knowledge”

September 25, 2020

Despite their small brain size, crocs are highly intelligent and this 1.4m male American crocodile, whom we named Einstein, demonstrated for over a month their intellect capability.  Five years ago the CRC received a call from Forest Department in regards to assisting them take out a 1.2m Morelet’s crocodile from a pool. We saw a…

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CRC’s Croc Ambassador’s Latest Shush: September 2020

September 17, 2020

How is Jabba settling into this new Palace? Sam decides it’s time to stand up to Gilly and Aemon is starting to feel a bit of middle child syndrome. Find out more in this month’s latest shush! Jabba: Since January, Jabba has been staying at a temporary enclosure at the Kutunza Translocation Facility with our…

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A Load of Croc August 2020: Summer’s Last Stand

September 2, 2020

Although a rise in Covid-19 introduced curfew and various restrictions that once again suspended much of CRC’s research and outreach during August, that didn’t stop us or slow us down one bit! August was full of excitement and adventure! CRC made history by breaking ground on the CRC land, creating captive and rehab crocodile enclosures.…

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CRC’s Croc Ambassador’s Latest Shush: August 2020

August 23, 2020

This month’s Latest Shush, Jabba is waiting to move to his new home, Aemon gets caught on camera, Sam illustrates he is a picky eater, and Gilly and Mad Max get face-to-face over food! Jabba:Due to weather and other minor obstacles, there has been a delay to get Jabba to his new home at the…

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“We do not inherit the land from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children”

August 15, 2020

The police came upon the dead manatee. A piece of the tail, its flippers cut off, and specific cuts in the skin revealing the fat and how it was to be portioned… all signs that this manatee was being prepared to sell to specific buyers. Did your heart just drop? Feelings of sadness, with a…

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Geography PhD candidate focuses study on land changes around Placencia Lagoon over a span of 41 years

August 15, 2020

Jordan Cissell of the University of Alabama recently published his study “Human Landscape Modification in Placencia, Stann Creek District, Belize: Possible Implications for Crocodile Hybridization” in the Journal of Latin American Geography.  In 2017, Jordan surveyed land in the Placencia Lagoon area and discussed crocodile research findings with Dr. Marisa Tellez of the Crocodile Research…

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A Load of Croc: July 2020

August 2, 2020

In this month of A Load of Croc… My experience at Wildtracks! By Program Coordinator Darcy Uclez The bus drive was long but worthy when we got to Wildtracks, I met Zoe and Paul Walker and then I was introduced to the other volunteers and the baby calf and other manatees.  Volunteering there helped me…

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Next Gen Croc student experiences manatee rehab

July 29, 2020

“My name is Erica Holding and I am 14 years old. I am interested in studying animal rehabilitation. I have been with the CRC for 2 years and have been able to have many amazing experiences. This past week, I was able to stay at Wildtracks for 3 days to learn about manatee rehabilitation. During…

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