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Jingle Bell Croc 2019!

The holiday season is the season of giving, and the Crocodile Research Coalition (CRC) threw in some jolly crocin’ spirit into the season of candy canes, Christmas stockings, and Mariah Carey resurrecting from the abyss (look up this pop culture reference, it will definitely give you a laugh).  We started December off with the gift…

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Luke: A New Hope

Luke the crocodile

A few days ago, in a river not so far away, Luke was found severely injured and emaciated by the CRC team during a routine nocturnal eyeshine survey of the New River. This special edition of aLoadofCroc is written by CRC Community Researcher Jonathan Triminio, and Co-Founder and Executive Director Dr. Marisa Tellez, and tells…

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Wading into Conservation with the CRC

American crocodile

“Rachel McWilliam was part of the CRC Intern Apprenticeship program for one month mid-2019. Like most internship experiences, Rachel’s experience to various parts of the country, wading through mangrove and mud for surveys, and conducting community outreach.  Find out more about her experiences in the following testimonial.” It is hard to find the words to…

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“If you build it, they will come.”

If you build it, they will come

This month’s ALoadofCroc is written by CRC’s Co-Founder and Executive Director Dr. Marisa Tellez as she discusses CRC’s next big step in local conservation and management- obtaining 25 acres for the CRC Research, Rehab and Environmental Science Center!   I’ll give you the short version:  I fell in love with apex predators at 5yrs old, at…

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Crocin’ around the Clock- CROCtober 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

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!

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

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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Getting to know the CRC; an intern’s point of view

This month your Load of Croc is hosted by Morgan Lucot, CRC’s Community Ecology Intern (  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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