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.

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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Jaguar at T.R.E.E.S

As you know we acquired some remote cameras to do some of our research here at the Centre. Three weeks ago we put up a few remote cameras in spot we felt we might get some wildlife. Last Saturday Vanessa went to check the cameras and she ran up a little while later, completely out of breath with a huge smile on her face. That could only mean one thing - Jaguar on the Cameras. Sure enough, what appears to be a good size male jaguar was observed on 2 of our cams on a few consecutive days. We have yet to spend enough time to know if this the same individual which it probably is as males have large territories. As this species is not doing so well in Central America we are very pleased to find them at T.R.E.E.S, they will have a protected area to feed and rest here!

Now! while these cats look large and fierce, there has never been a reported attack from a wild jaguar on humans. So not to worry when you come to visit the centre!

1 comment:

  1. Very cool! There are some databases of jaguars recognized by their spotting patterns. It would be neat to find out if this is a known jaguar.