Submitted by Cherie Chenot-Rose, Biologist ACES/American Crocodile Education Sanctuary
Olivier Mathiaud, Viviane Heily, both from Nantes, France, and Chelsea Canon, a student from New Mexico State University, USA, came to Belize through The Belize Wildlife & Referral Clinic’s internship program, which was established to support the activities of the Belize Wildlife Conservation Network, its members and wildlife work for the Government of Belize.
During the week-long internship with ACES on Ambergris Caye, Belmopan’s OpenLearningTV, Channel 17, came to film their experience with ACES crocodile conservation efforts.
The team filmed the capture, tag and release of a large male American crocodile being tagged as part of ACES ongoing population survey.
They also got to experience the reward of saving a threatened species when Ronald assisted ACES animal behaviorist
The interns also assisted ACES in building a perimeter fence for ACES Wildlife & Croc Refuge currently under construction in the San Mateo area. Local residents are supportive and eager for the new facility to open. For more information please go to: AmericanCrocodileSanctuary.org