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CHIQUIBUL NATIONAL PARK

Animals Saving Animals in partnership with Survival Wisdom has successfully trained and deployed the first tracker dog called 'Sara' to work in the Chiquibul National Park, in the Maya Mountains, Belize’s largest protected area. The forest provides critical habitat for countless rare and endangered species, such as the white lipped peccary, tapir, scarlet macaw, howler monkey and five species of cats including the Jaguar. The forest harbour's up to 400 species of birds. However this critical habitat is being slowly lost due to illegal logging, mining and slash and burn agriculture. In addition to this is the growing illegal wildlife trade through poaching, targeting high value species, including Scarlet Macaw chicks and Yellow Headed Parrots. We were recently informed by FCD that after only one week into the 2020 Anti Poaching Strategy one poacher and seven Scarlet Macaw chicks were captured. All seven chicks survived captive rearing and are due to be shortly released back into the wild. 

 

 

 

Chiquibul Forest sounds recorded by ASA
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FCD TRACKER DOG SARA

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Casting Sara
Casting Sara
Working in Chiquibul Caves
Working in Chiquibul Caves
BATSUB Training camp
BATSUB Training camp
Starting water tracking
Starting water tracking
Tracking in rivers
Tracking in rivers
Waiting to start
Waiting to start
Sara with one of her handlers
Sara with one of her handlers
Sara with one of her handlers
Sara with one of her handlers
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FCD CHIQUIBUL NAT PARK

FCD CHIQUIBUL NAT PARK