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

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Our first scientific conference!

After spending many months slugging away in construction of the station, house renovations, orchard rehab., we finally managed to get to Belmopan, the capital of Belize, for our first Research Symposium at the University of Belize named the 6th Natural Resources Management Symposium. The theme of this symposium was Conservation through Cooperation.

While we heard about the conference a little last minute, we were not able to present a poster or a presentation but where able to join all of the talks. We were both very impressed by the quality of the speakers at the symposium and at the energy of the researchers and conservation groups in maintaining the great biodiversity and natural heritage of this country. Also about the willingness of various conservation organisations, reseachers, NGO's to work together to reach common conservation goals.

We both learned even more about the conservation issues most affecting the country and the issues that we should most target while setting projects for future students, interns, and researchers willing to do conservation research from the station. We were both very inspired by the work being done in belize and have now slowly making contacts to create collaborations with other researchers and conservation groups in this country.

This conference confirmed once more that Belize was the right country to start our little research station. For those interested in learning more about the groups involved, the conference was organized as a collaboration between the Mesoamerican Society for Biology and Conservation, the Environmental Research Institute (ERI) at the university of Belize, the University of Belize (UB) and the Belize Wildlife Conservation Network.

Great work to all those involved in organizing this symposium!

For a link about the University of Belize visit and for ERI visit

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