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

Friday, March 16, 2012

Our Bioblitz!

As Mathieu mentioned in a previous post, we have just had the privilege of hosting Tony and Dorothy Diamond, profs from our days at UNB in Fredericton. They were here to help us learn to mist-net and inventory the bird species on our property, along with the help of Courtney and Gord. Here are some pictures of the pretty little birds (and their lovely little captors) we caught over our two days of banding.

I think we will be lucky enough to have them come next year with their UNB field course, to be held at our very own research station! Over the next few months we will be busy preparing for this exciting opportunity! The funny thing is, it was Tony and another prof from UNB, Graham, who helped me fall in love with Belize in the first place, on the very same field course that I took all the way back in 2002!

For those of you interested in nerdy things, we will be posting our most recent list of birds observed on our property, including ones that my friend Christopher observed when he was visiting us in December, and the ones we saw over the week of our Bioblitz! Thank-you Tony, Dorothy, Courtney and Gord for helping us learn who lives here, and reminding us of the real reason why we came!


Vanessa and Mathieu

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