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ACES News #405046
04/14/11 09:31 AM
04/14/11 09:31 AM
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Marty Offline OP

Marty  Offline OP
ACES latest news can be found here:

ACES Update: While conducting croc research, rescues, and education here on the island, ACES is also in the process of rebuilding the facility on leased property at Caribbean Shrimp Farm, Ltd., in Ladyville.
ACES New Croc Eco-Sanctuary will offer an educational crocodile experience focusing on conservation in Belize and consisting of a research building with student housing; a safe crocodile viewing area of the rescued problematic crocs in a natural habitat setting; and most importantly, an educational visitor center with hands-on displays teaching local students and other visitors about crocodile conservation, mangrove ecosystems, and Belize’s marine life.

Right now ACES needs to raise funds for materials to build the new croc habitats. All labor costs are being covered by ACES. If you check out our website you'll see that people can 'adopt-a-croc' with a tax deductible donation in the USA which will help ACES rebuild ( ACES needs to raise $10,000 US to at least get the new croc habitats built for the crocs remaining in PG and to bring those crocs up to Ladyville. I am very concerned with the continued looting and hunting on the property down there that villagers may kill them before we can get enough money raised to accomplish this. ACES would appreciate any press you can give us to help us reach our goal of $10,000US and we're open to any suggestions as to how to raise these funds. I am continually writing grants; however, most do not provide funding for facilities and most are for next year.

Thank you for your time.

P.S. All the costs of croc rescues and education here on the island that we're doing right now is all money out of our pockets.
The research (croc population survey) is covered by a Rufford Small Grant of $8,500US. Link:

Cherie & Vince Rose
Research Biologist & Wildlife Behaviorist
ACES/American Crocodile Education Sanctuary
General Delivery, San Pedro Town
Ambergris Caye, Belize
Central America
[email protected]

"ACES is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of Belize's critical wetland habitats and protected species, specifically Crocodilians, through scientific research and education in order to preserve Belize's wildlife for future generations."

Re: ACES News [Re: Marty] #405283
04/16/11 11:44 AM
04/16/11 11:44 AM
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Biologist Cherie Offline
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ACES needs 1000 people to donate $65US tax-deductible dollars in 65 days!
Details at:
You can even help by telling all your friends.
Unfortunately, villagers are still trespassing, looting, and poaching on ACES property in PG. We believe another croc may have succumbed to gun shot wounds. We need your help to rebuild new natural croc habitats at the property ACES is leasing in Ladyville, and get the eleven crocs out of PG. In addition, there are several crocodiles here on Ambergris Caye needing medical attention, care and rescuing. The crocodiles do not belong to ACES, but belong Belize; and are protected by the Belize Forest Department. The new facility will provide public education on crocs and their role in Belize's ecosystem. Thank you all for your continued support in ACES crocodile conservation efforts. Your help will take a bite out of extinction!
Happy Holiday!

Cherie Chenot-Rose
ACES/American Crocodile Education Sanctuary
Help Take a Bite Out of Extinction!
Re: ACES News [Re: Marty] #408759
05/27/11 11:02 AM
05/27/11 11:02 AM
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Marty Offline OP

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ACES at Isla Bonita

Cherie and Vince Rose of ACES (American Crocodile Education Sanctuary) were back at it on Thursday May 19th, imparting information about the American Crocodiles. This time around, the students of Isla Bonita Elementary School received the opportunity to acquire education, ask questions, and even touch one of the oldest animals in the world, dating back to the Dinosaur Age.
ACES is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of Belize's critical wetland habitats and protected species, specifically Crocodilians, through scientific research and education in order to preserve Belize’s wildlife for future generations.

Further information about ACES may be found at their website, via email at [email protected] or by calling 011-501-631-6366.

Re: ACES News [Re: Marty] #409247
06/04/11 09:03 AM
06/04/11 09:03 AM
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Marty Offline OP

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Legends Burger House Raises $4,000BZD for ACES Crocodile Conservation

Press Release – ACES/American Crocodile Education Sanctuary – May 31, 2011 – This past Saturday Legend’s Burger House was rock’n for crocs. Gino and the Shack Shakers entertained guests while they enjoyed pulled pork and chicken tacos and cocktails under the shade of a Belikin tent. The crocodile conservation display by ACES/ American Crocodile Education Sanctuary was educational as well as entertaining. Visitors marveled over the difference in skull sizes between the freshwater Morelet’s and the saltwater American crocs, and enjoyed watching both a photo gallery of ACES provided by The San Pedro Sun and a fantastically exciting video of ACES’s croc rescues and school visits which was created by Island Films.
Children took turns batting at a crocodile piñata made by Vince Rose, ACES croc wrangler and Wildlife Behaviorist, and Vince gave a live demonstration of how one of the croc traps works. After spending hours of preparation to set up the trap earlier that morning, it only took seconds once Vince crawled inside and pulled the bait for the net opening to be pulled tightly shut and raise high up into the tree, successfully capturing Vince. The crowd was impressed and delighted by the demonstration.
Tyler Cornell of Legend’s Burger House ingeniously helped ACES raise even more funds by giving away FREE rum drinks with the purchase of every $5 raffle ticket. Then, the raffle winners were drawn and 25 awesome prizes were handed out accordingly. As 6pm neared, people crowded the silent auction table to get in their last bids. As the sun set over the lagoon, silent auction winners were announced by ACES apprentice Chris Summers, and the winners received their prizes as the party dwindled down.
ACES would like to personally thank everyone who donated prizes for the day’s events and everyone that supported the cause by buying tickets or attending the festivities. “We are grateful to the whole community of this very special island. The generosity of everyone, from the band donating their time, to the San Pedro Town Council who permitted free bridge passes to those attending the event this is beyond what I ever could have imagined. We would especially like to thank Tyler Cornell, Jewels Von Rabenau and the staff at Legends Burger House for offering to host this event,” stated ACES Research Biologist Cherie Rose.

ACES will utilize the monies raised to continue building the new Educational Crocodile Eco-Sanctuary in Ladyville. Once the main facility is established and self-sustainable, it will give ACES the freedom to consider implementing a smaller croc sanctuary here on the island. And the biggest success of the fundraiser was that fun was had by all!

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