Hicatee Recovery Project in Belize

We have teamed up with the Toucan Ridge Ecology and Education Society (T.R.E.E.S) and BFREE field stations in Belize to study and help the critically endangered Hicatee turtle (Dermatemys mawii). The project is done to better understand their biology, reproductive behaviour, and diet. Individuals are captive bred to be closely monitored and are later released into the wild. This information is also used to raise awareness and inform the community on what they can do to help the dwindling population.