CROCODILE RESEARCH COALITION
A nonprofit organization devoted to promoting conservation of crocodiles and their habitats throughout Central America through community involvement, research, and education.
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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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
“A simple act of kindness and compassion towards a single animal may not mean anything to all creatures, but will mean everything to one.”
“A simple act of kindness and compassion towards a single animal may not mean anything to all creatures, but will mean everything to one.” — Paul Oxton This month has pulled at the heart strings of the CRC. From watching the last breath of a manatee, to capturing a “problematic croc” that ended up dying…Read More