Ecorana Environmental ltd., Blog at it's partner field staiton at the T.R.E.E.S

We are Ecorana Environmental, an eco-travel and environmental education company that specializes in creating and planning applied learning holidays for students, researchers, and ecotourists alike. Our team consists of travel and outreach specialists as well as research biologists and teachers who specialize in environmental education and conservation. We are well-versed in providing comfortable, safe, and exciting learning and travel opportunities to a range of clientele interested in environmentally and culturally conscious travel.Ecorana is poised to offer travel and education abroad opportunities in the diverse tropical country of Belize. Ecorana employs biologists who are well-trained in tropical ecology, herpetology, and ornithology, and as such, studies in tropical biology are the primary focus of our educational holidays. However, our team’s diverse interests and expertise allow us to plan all types of holidays ranging from wildlife ecotours to yoga retreats to West African drumming courses to ecological field technique courses. Wherever your interests lie, you can be guaranteed that Ecorana will be right there with you.Ecorana maintains values of environmental and cultural conservation and stewardship, hands-on education, and inclusive learning, and seeks to instill those values in all visitors to Belize. We work with many field stations and educational centers, scientists, educators, tour companies, tour guides, eco-lodges, and parks, both on the mainland and on the islands of Belize, to make sure you go exactly where you want to go and see exactly what you want to see and more!

One of our main partners is the Toucan Ridge Ecology and Education Society (T.R.E.E.S) and their field station in Belize. The objectives of this environmental education center are to host various cultural and environmental based student courses, workshops and event hosting in the heart of the beautiful Maya Mountains of Belize. We plan on providing our services to international students as well as providing opportunities for Belizean students.

For more information see our website at, or send us and email at or to go directly to the T.R.E.E.S website

Monday, November 28, 2011

little diesel 2

After the popularity of Diesel's first appearance and the lack of pictures of me, here is a second picture of the little dude!

I will let Vanessa write the Diesel story in her next post!


Swimming holes!

We have finally found a little time to explore on the property and are finding some very nice perks! Here is a beautiful tropical swimming hole we found about 300 meters from the house behind the orchard! Our live's are not all work! Here Vanessa is demonstrating our relaxing skills!

Here is the pictures of little Diesel

Here is the picture of Diesel helping out with the tiling!

Fixing the house

We are now seriously working on fixing the house for Christmas as our families are coming down soon! Vanessa painting the house on the left. Our new cat diesel, helping with the tiling! And on the bottom, Paulo are main fix it man actually doing the tiling. We are pretty much finished with the house now, I will send you up to date pictures in a couple of days! The house looks like a completely different place!

Friday, November 25, 2011

gecko et al.

Vanessa's new friend the gecko!


The big issue right now is that we do not have all of the appropriate field guides for Belize, some apparently we will have to do ourselves!!! This really neat owl eyes butterfly mimic was in our house this week, beautiful little creature!

crazy critters

Hello bloggers, we are slowly starting to poke around the property and find the cute and weird creatures around our property. This little guy is the red coffee snake, found right beside our house by Vanessa last week! Fun fun!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

busy times

Hello everyone, we are currently in busy busy times, we just got 2 dogs, 2 cats, house hunters filmed us and our new place, contractors are around fixing up the house, crazy times! We will be adding the much anticipated postings this weekend with nice pictures!

Hasta pronto!

Monday, November 7, 2011

The house

Ok, now that we can move into our house, we find that there is much work to be done!!! We will need to start by painting the place inside and out, add a tile floor inside and get kitchen counters and the bathroom remodeled!

Arriving in Belize

Hello to all of our followers, we have already been here for three weeks, time sure flies when you are having fun! In the last few weeks, we have stayed at Beautiful Cave`s Branch Jungle Lodge while we have been slowly trying to organize ourselves and move into our house! From there we will be able to really start building the infrastructure for the project!

Our first task was to bring a new caretaker house to the property, in order to move the caretaker from the main house into this new house. It so happens that he has decided not to stay with us after all but at least we have this house whenever we find a new caretaker that wants to stay on the property and help us with the project!