• Crocodile

    Monitoring Belize’s Crocodiles

    The survival of both the Morelet’s crocodile and the American crocodile in Belize is threatened because of the development of their wetland habitat. We are collecting data on the growth and distribution of these species as part of a long-term monitoring project. Learn more

  • Cats

    Community-based Wild Cat Conservation

    Our camera trap program captures photos of all five of Belize’s elusive wild cats: the jaguar, puma, ocelot, jaguarundi, and margay. Photos and tracks help us determine how the cats use habitats including human-dominated areas such as farms and ranches. Learn more

  • Hicatee

    Researching the Endangered Hicatee

    The hicatee (Central American river turtle) has been overharvested to the point of near extinction from the rivers throughout its range. We are starting a long-term hicatee research and monitoring program in the New River Lagoon and surrounding areas. Learn more

  • Outreach

    Outreach through Naturalist Activities

    We welcome visitors to join us for a variety of educational naturalist activities including ancient Mayan ruins tours, Mayan medicine trails, nature walks, and night walks. Learn more