Belize Conservation

Here at Jungle Encounters we are dedicated to wild feline conservation. We developed a long term small wild cat research and monitoring project in the tropical jungles of Belize, at two research statoins, BFREE and TREES.The main goal of this project is to gather factual information to bring to the Belize Forest Department that we can use to develop concentrated conservation efforts to ensure wild felines continue to call Belize their home.








Belize is located in Central America and is about the same size as the state of Massachusetts. There are 5 species of wild felines that are native to the area: jaguar, puma, ocelot, margay and jaguarundi. We are focusing our attention on the lesser known species: ocelot, margay and jaguarundi. This project is run solely on donations from businesses and private people. If you would like to donate to help keep our project running, please email Debi@JungleEncounters.

​To learn more about this project please visit our facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/belizewildcats/


For information about the yearly group trip we offer to experience all Belize has to offer, click here!


BFREE is the Belize Foundation for Research and Environmental Enrichment and is an established research facility in southern Belize where students can go to learn about wildlife an conservation and where researchers can go to do their field research work. Their mission is to conserve the biodiversity & cultural heritage of Belize. You can learn more about them at: www.bfreebz.org.

TREES is the Toucan Ridge Ecology & Education Society. It is a grassroots biologist-managed conservation organization that has established a research and education center nestled in the foothills of the Belize Maya Mountains. Conservation is promoted through the creation of a social, environmental and cultural network with an emphasis on community involvement.You can learn more about them at www.treesociety.org.



Donations:

We want to thank the following people for their generous donations to our cause. Without donations we wouldn't be able to move forward with this project. If you would like to donate please email Debi@JungleEncounters.org.

   

   Equipment Donations:

      Dan Fitzgerald donated trail cameras and GPS tracker     

      Fred Boyajian donated trail cameras

      Tabitha Francis donated camera covers


   Cash Donations:

      Chrissie Beliveau

      Dan Treanor

      Donna Bibber 

      Fred Boyajian

​      Kassandra Jermyn

      Kathy Butler

      Kevin Cella

      Lynn Culver

      Micro Engineering Solutions

      Anonymous donations