The Belize Wildlife & Referral Clinic - BWRC was founded as a registered not-for profit in Belize in 2011 with the mission to support wildlife conservation with veterinary care, rehabilitation and education.
BWRC is a wildlife veterinary teaching clinic. BWRC's team works under an agreement with the governmental wildlife department and rescues and receives all species of imperiled wildlife (mammals, birds and reptiles). Nearly 70% of our patients at the wildlife clinic reach BWRC because of human interaction. The majority of our patients are victims of human wildlife conflict or the illegal wildlife traffic and a fair number are orphans. One of the primary goals is to return wildlife to the wild when possible. BWRC also supports multiple conservation partners in the field and several breeding programs. Our team also conducts trainings, workshops and educational outreach to spread the message.
Since it's humble start in 2012 BWRC has provided free care and rehabilitation for over 2500 wildlife patients. In 2019 BWRC is a fully equipped veterinary clinic with x-ray, ultrasound, 2 surgery suites, wildlife hospitalization and rehabilitation cages and a trained local staff of 4. Our financial support comes from teaching engagements, some veterinary referral services, local fundraisers and donations from online supporters through campaigns like this one.
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please consider donating and sharing this campaign with others who may be able to help BWRC to continue to provide free veterinary care and rehabilitation for patients from monkeys, via squirrels, coatis and kinkajous to scarlet macaws, toucans or amazon parrots to turtles or crocodiles.