Saturday, May 18, 2024

ACES Wildlife Rescue

ACES Wildlife Rescue and HCMR assist Green Turtle in distress

A distressed female adult Green Sea Turtle was assisted on Tuesday around 6:30PM after being rescued from the lagoon side near downtown San Pedro. Members of ACES Wildlife Rescue spotted the troubled turtle and monitored its safety until personnel from the Hol Chan Marine Reserve (HCMR) arrived. The injured turtle was taken to Hol Chan’s base for evaluation and transported to Belize City, where the Fisheries Department will observe her.

Hol Chan Marine Reserve concludes its 2023 Reef Fest with a fun and educational fair

After a full week of fun and educational activities, the 2023 Hol Chan Marine Reserve Reef Fest concluded with a grand fair at the Boca del Rio Beach Park on Saturday, May 27th. The family event featured informational booths by several local and off-island organizations, as well as live music, a kayak race, games, and lots of giveaways.

Animals kept in deplorable conditions removed from house in San Pablo subdivision

A total of 69 cats and 14 dogs, rabbits, two turtles, ducks, and chickens, were safely removed from a house in the San Pablo...

The Mythical and Misunderstood Crocodile

Belize is truly an ecological paradise. Home to more species of wildlife than any one person could possibly name, but there’s few critters roaming this jewel that have as many myths and misconceptions surrounding them as crocodiles do. The image of a large croc gliding easily through the water is a stunning sight, but where some see beauty and predatory perfection, the image conjures up fear and hatred in others.

For the first time in the country, Dance for Kindness will be held in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye

On November 13, Belize will, for the first time, participate in a global event known as Dance for Kindness. This special event, held worldwide, marks the start of World Kindness Week. In Belize, it will take place at Central Park in San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, starting at 2PM. The event is organized by the non-profit organization Live Vest Inside (LVI), and islander Rosemary Smith represents it in Belize. Smith shares that after becoming a volunteer and fundraiser for LVI, she went through the training to become the Dance for Kindness group leader for Belize.

Solar lights installed along San Pedrito Highway, illegal dumping still a problem

The San Pedrito Highway has been the site of major illegal dumping over the years, with the problem still not thoroughly addressed. The lack of lighting is another issue reported by residents. This problem has now been addressed with the installation of solar lights through a collaborative effort between stakeholders and the San Pedro Town Council (SPTC).

Enormous crocodile caught in Caye Caulker; safely removed and relocated

An adult crocodile, measuring nine feet in length, was captured on Wednesday, August 31st, near a guest house in Caye Caulker Village. The wild animal was safely removed from the area with the assistance of the Fisheries Department. The crocodile was later transported to Ambergris Caye, where ACES Wildlife Rescue assisted with relocating the crocodile.

SPTC plans on tackling the island’s ongoing garbage problem

The improper disposal of garbage on the island has been a long-standing issue. There have been multiple clean-up campaigns in the past, but the problem persists. To continue tackling the problem, the new San Pedro Town Council (SPTC) is embarking on an island-wide, extensive, and thorough clean-up campaign with the idea of involving all key stakeholders on the island. The SPTC's plan also introduces new regulations on the construction debris storage/disposal method currently practiced on the island.