FCD Belize: Protecting the Forest and her Inhabitants
NTOTA is proud to support several of FCD Belize’s initiatives.
NTOTA has donated funds to FCD’s Ranger Program, the Anti-Poaching Unit, and the Scarlet Macaw Conservation Program. The Ranger program actively monitors the entire Chiquibul Forest and defends the forest and its inhabitants on a day-to-day basis. The Anti-Poaching Unit works specifically to protect wildlife from being hunted and poached, specifically Scarlet Macaws, jaguars and Tapirs. The Scarlet Macaw Conservation Program focuses on monitoring the existing Scarlet Macaw population, noting feeding and breeding patterns, recording the number of eggs laid, hatchlings and fledglings each season. The Scarlet Macaw Conservation Program also works integrally with the Anti-Poaching Unit if chicks are discovered as missing, with full effort going into rescuing and rehabilitating any birds saved. This year the program rescued 7 poached chicks and 2 sick chicks, with 7 successfully reared to maturity with rehabilitation and released back into the wild.
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