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

Pineapple Pigs

I will put this next picture a little ways down in this post for those of you who happen to be squeamish.......

If you don't know already, I would like to tell you a little story of a pig who just couldn't stop eating pineapples. It ate them and it ate them, and it got its friends to eat them, and then it rooted up the backyard, and it rooted up the orchard, and it got its friends to root up the backyard, and it got its friends to root up the orchard..........

And then one day we told the neighbour that this just had to stop. She has 50 pigs, a little pig farm really, but they are all running free and our plants and grounds are all paying for their freedom. These aren't pet pigs, they are meat pigs, but she was having a hard time selling them all, and apparently pigs are a little like rabbits in their reproductive habits.

She felt bad and saw their destruction. One day her son came over and told us "your pig is ready!"

This is a picture of Mathieu preparing the pig for our dinners. We called this one Payback Pig, and it was the most delicious pig, really the most delicious meat, either of us had ever had. In fact, it was so delicious, we ordered a second pig, which Mat is out there preparing as we speak. We are very lucky to be able to stock our freezer with delicious organic pork, about as local as it gets! Thank-you pigs!!!!

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