RESEARCH ● EDUCATION ● CONSERVATION         
ACES is a non-profit organization permitted by the Belize Forest Department and dedicated to the conservation of Belize's critical wetland habitats and protected species, specifically Crocodilians, through scientific research and education to preserve wildlife for future generations.

Help take a Bite out of Extinction! 

Your tax deductible donation 
supplies food, vitamins, medical care, and maintenance of natural habitats for ill, injured and problematic crocodiles in Belize. Donations are provided through The Belize Economic and Ecological Development Fund, a US 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

ACES is verified by the Global Federations of Animal Sanctuaries and permitted by the Belize Forest Department.

Rescues, Rehabilitation, & Releases


Your donations enable croc experts, biologists, and volunteers to rescue crocodiles that are ill, injured, problematic, or being illegally held in captivity in often inhumane conditions. Rescued crocodiles are medically treated and rehabilitated for re-release when able. Some crocs have to remain in captivity and need your help for their constant care, food and natural habitats. As rare as Polar bears, American Crocodiles, Crocodylus acutus, are found only in the Americas. Only through working together can we save our species for future generations. 

Education & Community Involvement


Education and community involvement are key to compassionate and successful conservation. Your support helps us to educate the local people on how to safely coexist with these apex predators, and the importance of crocodiles in Belize's ecosystems. 

Our goal is not only to save threatened crocodiles from extinction, but to keep the people and communities safe from potential deadly croc-human conflicts. People fear what they do not understand, so let's learn more!


Research & Conservation


Ambergris Caye, Belize's premier tourist destination, has the highest number of croc-human conflicts in the country of Belize. Grants and your generosity support our ongoing research to reduce these conflicts. 

"The American crocodile, Crocodylus acutus, population and habitat viability assessment and conservation in Ambergris Caye, Belize," has received funding for its second year (2012-2014) by The Rufford Small Grants for Nature ConservationLearn more...


Join us on a Crocodile Expedition!

Join us on a cruise into the night through Isla Bonita's mangrove habitats and search for crocodiles on an education research expedition aboard the "Swamp Thing", a comfortable twenty-foot Carolina skiff. our expert croc team on an educational crocodile research expedition aboard the "Swamp Thing," a comfortable twenty foot Carolina skiff. Come help expert croc wranglers try to capture saltwater crocodiles to tag and release for an ongoing croc population survey in Ambergris Caye. No special attire is needed for this two hour, lagoon, boat trip. CSI: Belize is a great experience for the whole family!

All proceeds go to crocodile rescues, research, education and conservation. 

ACES has been featured on Animal Planet and National Geographic!