“Conservation is just not about wildlife, it’s about people.”
A common quote stated by Co-Founder and Executive Director Dr. Marisa Tellez, working alongside communities and taking the time to educate about crocodiles is part of the core work of the CRC as the success of any conservation program parallels the involvement and support of local communities. At least once per month, the CRC engages with communities through various educational outreach opportunities to educate about crocodilians, their habitat, and other wildlife, and reciprocally, the CRC receives and learns about some wonderful historical and cultural data about communities and crocodiles!
The CRC is ready to participate at any school or community event with our educational games, and interactive activities and discussions to further our mission in educating individuals and communities about the wonderful world of crocodiles, as well as the Do’s and Don’ts living alongside crocodiles. Please contact us if you would like CRC to be at your next academic or community event, and thanks to Skype we can set foot in any classroom around the world!
PLACENCIA PENINSULA CITIZEN SCIENCE Project Description A year-round citizen science program to collect data on the behavior and activity of the American and Morelet’s Crocodile around the Placencia Lagoon. Dangerous. Pests. Vermin. Man-killers. Useless. These are some of the words used to describe crocodiles given the many false beliefs and misguided facts about these creatures,…Read More →
PLACENCIA PENINSULA MONTHLY TRASH CLEAN-UP Project Description In recent years, more scientific studies are illustrating the harm and negative impact trash has on the health of the environment, the wildlife and surrounding communities. A clean environment is beneficial to the entire ecosystem, and who doesn’t love a clean beach or community! We understand that every little…Read More →
PLACENCIA AVIAN HEALTH SURVEY Project Description In late 2015, the CRC began observing during their weekly biodiversity surveys around the Placencia Lagoon various water birds ill, dead, or having issues with flying or walking. We then began to observe a pattern of a high rate of ill or dead birds in various locations around the…Read More →
WILDLIFE TRIAGE & REHABILITATION Project Description After years of responding to injured wildlife in southern Belize, which included manatee, pelican, iguana, raccoon, and snake rescues, the CRC quickly recognized their role as a wildlife rescue responder in the area. With increasing responsibility to respond to wildlife calls from community members and various partners throughout the country,…Read More →