We are currently trying to raise funds for the final construction of the new ACES Wildlife & Croc Refuge in San Mateo, Ambergris Caye, Belize. This has been a long tedious, but very necessary, goal. The facility started up north is being moved to this new location. Although the first facility was never publicly open, it helped to save numerous injured crocs through the past year. I feel this video exemplifies WHY we do what we do. Thank you to all our donors and those who support our work. A SPECIAL THANK YOU to the Edmonton Reptile & Amphibian Society of Alberta, Canada, for their generous yearly donation of $1500USD for the wildlife refuge. And thank you Ollie Meidinger, of Coco Beach, for bringing it to us in person. Glad you and your family could join us on a CSI: Belize crocodile excursion. We also send a EXTRA SPECIAL THANK YOU to the Brigitte Bardot Foundation for their $10,000USD donation earlier this year for ACES main facility at the Caribbean Shrimp Farm in Ladyville, Belize. Now completed, the new habitat is the largest secure, natural, crocodile habitat in the country and will be able to accommodate at least five 10' or larger American crocodiles. There are currently six large crocs who are "repeat offenders" and on a list for placement in captivity because they are continually problematic. We will be out there voluntarily setting traps until these dangerous illegally fed crocs are caught. We wish everyone a prosperous and peaceful New Year! Cherie & Vince AmericanCrocodileSanctuary.org The Board of Directors of The Belize Economic & Ecological Development Fund has notified us that they will be dissolving after this fundraising effort due to economic conditions. We thank them for their years of support, and wish our yearly donors to know that we will shortly be announcing our new 501c3 partner.
|Posted by Cherie Chenot-Rose on December 31, 2012 at 3:59 PM||4202 Views|