One Health, Sustainable development and Coexistence in Balance. People understand the Importance of One Health and are able to prevent and mitigate Human-Wildlife Conflict and emergencies, and stop Illegal Wildlife Trade.
What is the Wildlife Ambassador Program?
The Wildlife Ambassador Program (WAP) is an outreach and educational program that is set out to decrease wildlife loss through Human Wildlife Conflict and Illegal Wildlife Trade. The program uses a One Health approach, which explains the connection of our human health with animal health and the health of the environment.
The risks of future pandemics and zoonotic diseases, simple prevention and response mechanisms available are at the forefront of the program in order to help people to stay safe, while being part of the solution. The Wildlife Ambassador program is especially for Belize enforcement officers, conservation partners and organizations as well as fellow wildlife conservation enthusiasts and community members who want to learn how to protect themselves and their loved ones while helping the wildlife of Belize. WAP will offer a combined online and in person capacity building program.
IN 2022/23 WAP will host a number of workshops nationwide and cover an array of topics from Species Identification for Wildlife of Belize, commonly seen conflicts and emergencies, Legislation, Wildlife Emergency and Response, and much more (See list below). After workshops, Ambassadors will also be equipped with the Wildlife toolkit that includes materials such as field Pocket Guides on Human-Wildlife Conflict and Wildlife And The Law. Begining 2023 BWRC will organized a National Wildlife Ambassador Conference on January 28th, 2023; find recordings of the conference HERE.
Our Goals and Objectives
Wildlife Ambassador Toolkit & Resources
A pocket Guide to Human Wildlife Conflict in Belize
Wildlife and the Law: A Law enforcement Guide to Recognizing WIldlife Crime in Belize.
“What to do if you find a bird out of the nest” Guide
Living with crocodiles – CRC Belize
Wildlife & One Health in One Minute VIdeo Series
BWRC Monthly Newsletters and Updates