The above photo shows a baby scarlet macaw which was recovered from poaches, attempting to sell it on the black market. The funds from this marathon help equip the forest department and its rangers with the training and tools they need to continue to protect these majestic birds. Proceeds also contribute to the protection of the forest they call home.
General Information about the clinic
The Belize Wildlife and Referral Clinic (BWRC) is a Belizean non-profit organization founded in 2011 with the help of a host of wildlife partners and friends. BWRC’s founder, Dr. Isabelle Paquet-Durand, had for many years provided free medical care to wildlife centers and in the field without a clinic facility and only basic medical equipment. That was before a very special and severely injured monkey named Spartacus provided the impetus to seek funding to establish BWRC. BWRC is now a modern, fully staffed veterinary clinic with x-ray and gas anesthesia; for both wildlife and domestics. As of 2018, BWRC has provided free veterinary care to over 2,000 animals. BWRC continues to grow in scope while remaining focused on its core mission.
- Provide free veterinary care to injured, orphaned, neglected or otherwise imperiled wildlife.
- Establish a state of the art veterinary clinic.
- Provide rehabilitation for species of conservation interest.small animal referral services.
- Offer small animal referral services including orthopedic surgery.
- Provide educational opportunities and training for students, professionals and interested individuals as well as outreach at schools and events.
- Support research in areas related to wildlife conservation.