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

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

we are back!

After a couples months away from the station for a University Tour of Canada we are now back! We've made some really good contacts, recruited a few groups and a few interns. We are very happy with the outcome of the tour. We will continue next summer/fall with a tour of the french CEGEP and probably a tour of the Ontario Universities.

But we are now back and are very happy that the places looks so good; the pets are alive and well! We trusted that a friend of a friend of a friend that wanted to come to Belize and write up her latest book in the remote jungle of the tropics would be a good candidate. Sarah did a wonderful job and had a great time doing, no major mishaps and lot's of good memories for her. It was a great deal for everyone!

Big-O doing just fine

Since we have been back there has been lot's to fix, a couple of months without a handyperson on hand does mean that we were backlog with a few issues but we are now back on track. We are getting busy for a busy winter. We have a series of university groups and interns coming to the station.

On a lighter note, we have adopted a little Scorpion Mud Turtle for a couple of months. We have collected a SMT hatchling at the station last week. As mortality in young turtles is very high, we have decided to care for the turtle for a couple of months. This will increase its chance of survival in the wild and will allow us to study a little about this little known species. It helps that they are really cute!

Nestor the Scorpion mud turtle

Let's see, the bird migration has now started in full force. We are getting many of the North American migrants at the station. The black and white warbler, magnolia warbler, Common Yellowthroat, American Redstart and now back. It makes everyday really exciting, never know what you will be seeing.  

Ovenbird a tropical migrant from Canada and the US

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