Research, Education & Conservation

We are committed to the conservation of Belize's critical wetland habitats and protected species, specifically Crocodilians, through scientific research and education to preserve wildlife for future generations.

ACES as seen on National Geographic & Animal Planet

Featured in Nat Geo's Women at the End of the World and Animal Planet's Monster Croc: Search for a Killer, ACES has also appeared in Wildlife SOS with Simon Cowell of Wildlife Aid;  SOS for the World by the World Wildlife Foundation; Another Shade of Blue with Nat Geo Traveler Ty Sawyer; Somewhere on Earth by Patly Productions, France; and most recently Sweden's Linda and Animal Heroes.

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Rescues, Rehabilitation & Releases

Your donations enable croc experts, biologists, and volunteers to rescue crocodiles that are ill, injured, problematic, or being illegally held in captivity in often inhumane conditions. 

Rescued crocodiles are medically treated and rehabilitated for re-release when able. Some crocs have to remain in captivity and need your help for their constant care, food and natural habitats. 

As rare as Polar bears, American crocodiles, Crocodylus acutus, are found only in the Americas. Only through working together can we save our species for future generations. Learn More...

Education & Community Involvment

Education and community involvement are key to compasionate and successful conservation. 

Your support helps us to educate the local people on how to safely coexist with these apex predators, and the importance of crocodiles in Belize's ecosystems. 

Our goal is not only to save threatened crocodiles from extinction, but to keep the people and communities safe from potentional deadly croc-human conflicts. People fear what they do not understand, so let's Learn More...

Research & Conservation

Ambergris Caye, Belize's premier tourist destination, has the highest number of croc-human conflicts in the country of Belize. 

Grants and your generosity support our ongoing research to reduce these conflicts. 

"The American crocodile, Crocodylus acutus, population and habitat viability assessment and conservation in Ambergris Caye, Belize," has received funding for its second year (2012-2014) by The Rufford Small Grants for Nature ConservationLearn more...

Educational Crocodile Eco-Sanctuary

ACES Educational Crocodile Eco-Sanctuary at the Rainforest Adventure Zone, Sandhill, Belize, and is made possible by kind-hearted Benefactors, including La Fondation Brigitte Bardot.

ACES is the only crocodile response organization in Belize and the animals need your support. Our volunteer staff responds to all wildlife calls and sees that animals in need are quickly transported to the appropriate mainland facility via the Belize Forest Department's direction. Learn how you can help...

Research Publications

Chenot-Rose, C., and Rose, V. (2015). American Crocodile, Crocodylus acutus, Population, Nesting, Hatchling and Habitat Assessment Update in Northern and Sandbore Cayes, Lighthouse Atoll, Belize. Crocodile Specialist Group Newsletter 34(2): 22-25.


Steven G. Platt, Cherie Chenot-Rose, Vincent Rose, and Thomas R. Rainwater. (2014). Natural History Notes. Crocodylus acutus (American crocodile). Frugivory. Herpetological Review 45(1): 120-121.


Chenot-Rose, C. (2013). American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) Population Survey in Ambergris Caye, Belize. Crocodile Specialist Group Newsletter 32(3): 12-15.


Chenot-Rose, C. (2013). American Crocodile Survey of Northern and Sandbore Cayes, Lighthouse Atoll, Belize. Crocodile Specialist Group Newsletter 32(1): 7-10.


Chenot-Rose, C. (2011). American Crocodile Population and Habitat Viability Assessment and Conservation in Ambergris Caye, Belize. Crocodile Specialist Group Newsletter 30(1): 16-17.