Posts by crocresearch
A Load of Shush: Crossing Borders For Croc Conservation
This month’s A Load of Shush is written by CRC intern Xaviessa Molina from Belize City whose 1 month internship included attending the IUCN/SSC-Crocodile Specialist Group International Working Meeting in Chetumal, Mexico, July 2022. I’ve always been taught to seek out adventures and to never back down from a challenge. When I asked my dad…Read More
Who touched the thermostat?!￼
This month’s A Load of Croc is written by CRC Research Associate Everett Madsen who is assisting CRC in our nest ecology surveys. Here at the CRC, we are always looking for ways to better our understanding of crocodilian ecology within Belize. Our nocturnal eyeshine, mark-recapture, and nest surveys tell us a lot about the…Read More
Pet Stores In America Continue To Sell Crocodiles
Article written by Megan Watson 1.8 million households have a reptile in their house, kept as a pet. Reptiles can be fascinating pets, and many different species will thrive if kept in the right conditions, but they are very different from keeping a domesticated cat or dog. Even if a reptile has been bred in captivity,…Read More
A Load of Croc: CROCtober 2021
This month’s A Load of Croc is written by Program Coordinator Darcy Uclez CROCtober“ GWEN BAK TU WI ROOTS ” Living in a diverse country with various indigenous roots, colonialism has faded a lot of our ancestral traditions. We no longer see the cultural attire being worn, languages being spoken, or hearing the amazing wildlife…Read More
A Load of Croc: so you want to be a croc scientist?
This month’s A Load of Croc is a testimonial written by CRC intern Gary Moscarelli about his 2-month experience of research and community outreach in Belize. My time as an intern at the CRC was a life changing experience. The skills that I learned as ascientist working in the field were absolutely priceless and allowed…Read More
A Load of Croc: My time at the CRC…unBELIZEable, eh!
This month’s A Load of Croc is a summary of the experience Sarah Patterson from Canada had 6 weeks during her mentor apprenticeship with the CRC. My time at the Crocodile Research Coalition was absolutely life-changing and personally life-affirming. I always knew my life would lead me to a place like Belize and into a career…Read More
The Latest Shush: May 2021 Edition
In this month’s The Latest Shush, Community Ecology Intern Ellie Coleman summarizes the excitement, the shyness and the sassiness of the CRC Crocodile Ambassadors. In the last few months, the CRC Crocodile Ambassadors, Gilly and Sam, have really become settled in their new home. Landscaping works have been carried out to provide shelter and black…Read More
A Load of Croc: Betta Belize Kathleen had a Good Time!
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.…Read More
CRC Wildlife Ambassador’s Latest Shush: March Madness Edition
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…Read More
A Load of Croc: Finding my feet
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…Read More