The Wildlife Ambassador Program

The Wildlife Ambassador Program (WAP) launched in 2018 with the aim to get more community members and law enforcement officers involved in wildlife rescue, and humane Human-Wildlife Conflict resolution.

WAP Syllabus

Our Vision

One Health, Sustainable development and Coexistence in Balance. People understand the Importance of One Health and are able to prevent and mitigate Human-Wildlife Conflict and emergencies, and stop Illegal Wildlife Trade.

Our Mission

To improve Wildlife Conflict and emergency response and to reduce Illegal Wildlife Trade by providing law enforcement and community with capacity building, tools and response ability.

What is the Wildlife Ambassador Program?

The Wildlife Ambassador Program (WAP) is an outreach and educational program that is set out to decrease wildlife loss through Human Wildlife Conflict and Illegal Wildlife Trade. The program uses a One Health approach, which explains the connection of our human health with animal health and the health of the environment.

The risks of future pandemics and zoonotic diseases, simple prevention and response mechanisms available are at the forefront of the program in order to help people to stay safe, while being part of the solution. The Wildlife Ambassador program is especially for Belize enforcement officers, conservation partners and organizations as well as fellow wildlife conservation enthusiasts and community members who want to learn how to protect themselves and their loved ones while helping the wildlife of Belize. WAP will offer a combined online and in person capacity building program. See the full syllabus HERE

IN 2022/23 WAP will host a number of workshops nationwide and cover an array of topics from Species Identification for Wildlife of Belize, commonly seen conflicts and emergencies, Legislation, Wildlife Emergency and Response, and much more (See list below). After workshops, Ambassadors will also be equipped with the Wildlife toolkit that includes materials such as field Pocket Guides on Human-Wildlife Conflict and Wildlife And The Law. Begining 2023 BWRC will organized a National Wildlife Ambassador Conference on January 28th, 2023; find recordings of the conference HERE.

Getting Started

Initial Surveys and Registration

In order to assess training needs, initial knowledge and efficiency of our training efforts, we must ask you to start by filling out the Registration and Initial surveys. This will allow us to assess needs and priorities for further training and educational workshops as well as successful areas after workshops.

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Our Goals and Objectives

Wildlife Ambassador Training Topics

Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation
Basic Wildlife Health Assessment
Wildlife Emergency Assessment
Wildlife Stabilization and Transport
Wildlife Capture and Transport
Use of SMART (Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool)

Would you like to see additional topics?

let us know

We already have pre-recorded lectures which participants are able to view fully online while some topics will need to be done using face-face instructions. Online ambassadors will enroll in a combination of self-paced and live online lectures.  Each presentation and topic will have short quizzes to complete to ensure understanding of concepts presented. We are using Google Class Room for this. To join the class; Register (and fill survey) using the Register buttons below. Topics like capture and restraint will be covered during in-person workshops. 

Test your knowledge on Wildlife

The following links are general knowledge quizzes on the Wildlife of Belize. Try them at your own timing and see how much you know. Note: These might be slightly challenging without prior knowledge. 

Conflict & Crime
WIldlife ID Pt. 1
Wildlife ID Pt. 2

Wildlife Ambassador Toolkit & Resources

A pocket Guide to Human Wildlife Conflict in Belize

Wildlife and the Law: A Law enforcement Guide to Recognizing WIldlife Crime in Belize.

“What to do if you find a bird out of the nest” Guide

“I found a baby mammal, now what?” Guide

Living with crocodiles – CRC Belize

WAP T-shirt

BWRC Wristbands

Code of Ethics

Wildlife & One Health in One Minute VIdeo Series

BWRC Monthly Newsletters and Updates

WAP Full Lectures on YouTube

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