ABOUT BWRC

Reports

Learn about our objectives, missions and ways we supports the wildlife in Belize.

Annual Report 2022

While the Pandemic continued to show its impact, BWRC provided free veterinary care and rehabilitation or health checks in the field for 597 animals in 2022. Within the shared highlights of patients is our orphaned ocelot whose entire rehabilitation to release and post release monitoring was adopted by Nature Trust of the Americas (NTOTA). As well as finally acquiring a 2 acre permanent home for the clinic. Find out more above.

Annual Report 2021

BWRC provides free medical care, rescue and rehabilitation as well as training to the Government of Belize and approved partner organizations. 2021 marked BWRC’s 10th year in operation and each year there’s been increases in wildlife intakes and activities. The total number of wildlife cared for in 2021 was 593 animals. 

Annual Report 2020

BWRC provides free medical care, rescue and rehabilitation as well as training to the Government of Belize and approved partner organizations. 2020 marked BWRC’s 9th year in operation and each year there’s been increases in wildlife intakes and activities. The total number of wildlife cared for in 2020 was 881 animals.

Annual Report 2019

BWRC hopes to lead Wildlife Veterinary and Rehabilitation team to a future where illegal wildlife traffic and human-wildlife conflict will be eliminated or reduced in Belize. Read more.

Annual Report 2018

BWRC provides free medical care, rescue and rehabilitation as well as training to the Government of Belize and approved partner organizations. 2018 marked BWRC’s 7th year in operation and each year there’s been increases in wildlife intakes and activities. The total number of wildlife cared for in 2018 was 526 animals.

Annual Report 2017

BWRC provides free medical care, rescue and rehabilitation as well as training to the Government of Belize and approved partner organizations. 2017 marked BWRC’s 6th year in operation and each year there’s been increases in wildlife intakes and activities. The total number of wildlife cared for in 2017 was 500+ animals. 

Charitable Services 2016

BWRC provides free medical care, rescue and rehabilitation as well as training to the Government of Belize and approved partner organizations. 2016 marked BWRC’s 5th year in operation and each year there’s been increases in wildlife intakes and activities. The total number of wildlife cared for in 2016 was 511 animals.

Charitable Services 2015

As a charity, one of BWRC’s main objectives is to support the Belize Forest Department and partners in carrying out its’ mandate as it relates to wildlife. BWRC provides all examination, treatment and rehabilitation for rescued or imperiled government owned wildlife, as well as in field support to approved conservation partners, training and educational outreach FREE of any charge.

Annual Report 2013

From January 2013 to December 2013, BWRC saw 157 wildlife patients and 284 domestic appointments. BWRC’s x-ray machine was used for 146 X-ray studies and the anesthesia machine logged 73.4 hours of use. Wildlife species intakes ranged from raptors to parrots including Scarlet Macaw chicks in the Chiquibul Forest Reserve, to hummingbirds and other avian patients, to mammals including many primates and even reptilian rescues ranging from Green Iguanas to American Crocodile.

First 8 Months 2012

BWRC opened its doors to the first patients in May of 2012. The official inauguration was on October 19th 2012. One of our core philosophies is total transparency, in an effort to excite no rivalries and encourage cooperation. The following is an overview of the first year’s patients, equipment uses and financials.

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Our mission is to support wildlife conservation; animal health and welfare; and the veterinary profession in Belize through medical services, education, research, and collaboration.

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