While voluntarily relocating crocodiles from Price Barracks for the Belize Forest Department this past Tuesday evening (June 16th), someone broke into ACES/American Crocodile Education Sanctuary’s white F350 flatbed truck parked in the Royal Orchid’s hotel parking lot on the corner of New Road and Douglas Jones Street in Belize City. Among the over $7,700.00 BZ worth of research equipment stolen was a yellow and black Garmin eTrex Summit HC handheld GPS in a blue and clear dry bag pouch. This GPS unit holds invaluable and irreplaceable information on the American Crocodile population in southern Belize. Also in this same pouch was ACES’s 2009 Crocodilian Scientific Research permit. Although the permit is replaceable the information stored in this GPS unit is not. If anyone has any information leading to the return of this GPS unit and permit or any of the other equipment stolen, PLEASE contact the nearest Police Department. ACES truly hopes someone will realize the significance of this pertinent crocodile data in Crocodilian Conservation efforts in Belize. The data can help to save endangered species Worldwide, so please come forward. The GPS unit or any of the other equipment can be placed on Tropic Air and sent to ACES in Punta Gorda for free (ACES will pay the cost at this end) and no questions asked. In addition, if you come across the photos on the camera, they are of Belize Wildlife Officer Rasheda’s first croc capture, so please email the pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for helping to Take a Bite Out of Extinction and Crime!
Biologist Cherie Chenot- Rose
ACES/American Crocodile Education SanctuaryMarine Biologist Cherie Chenot-RoseWater Hole Road, Forest HomePO Box 108, Punta Gorda, ToledoBelize, Central America011-501-665-CROC(2762)Help Take A Bite Out of Extinction!Go to http://www.americancrocodilesanctuary.org/