Endangered Species

Sadly, on our last trip, our founder was offered the pelt of a female jaguar and her live cub for $2500 US dollars. What compounds this tragedy is that the low estimate that there may only be 200 of these big cats left in the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve. While the Harpy Eagle is beginning to make a comeback of sorts, many of these other animals are being pushed out by development, or decimated by hunting, like the Gibnut (Queen’s Rat). With little education and little representation in government, sadly these people do what they feel they must do in order to survive, the results of which can have terrible ecological consequences.

Belize Whitetail Deer
Belize Whitetail Deer
Spiny Iguana
Spiny Iguana
Red Footed Booby
Red Footed Booby
Margay
Margay
Belize Manatee
Belize Manatee
Keel Billed Toucan
Keel Billed Toucan
Jaguar
Jaguar
Howler Monkey
Howler Monkey
Harpy Eagle
Harpy Eagle
Grey Fox
Grey Fox
Green Patch Frog
Green Patch Frog
Great Egret
Great Egret
Gibnut
Gibnut
Frigate Bird
Frigate Bird
Forest Anole
Forest Anole
Emerald Toucanet
Emerald Toucanet
Belize Cougar
Belize Cougar
Coatimundi
Coatimundi
Belize Boa Constrictor
Belize Boa Constrictor
Black Butterfly
Black Butterfly
Bairds Tapir
Bairds Tapir
American Crocodile
American Crocodile
Puma Yagouaroundi
Puma Yagouaroundi
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