Turtle Inn will partner with Alexandra Cousteau (pictured above) and Expedition Blue Planet to bring the final program of her eight-leg, five-continent, 100-day expedition to Belize. The expedition team and supporters of The Ocean Foundation will be based at Turtle Inn for 10 days in early December. Filming will take place along Belize’s barrier reef, the largest in the Western Hemisphere. This program will focus on the critical water issues of our time and the threats faced by our marine ecosystems.
For the last two months our ten infra-red, motion sensitive cameras have been busy recording base line information on Felidae within a 5-mile radius of Blancaneaux Lodge. The study area covers pine ridge, the broad-leaf/pine ridge transition zone and the moist tropical broadleaf forest (jungle) of Noj Kax Meen Elijio Panti National Park.
The data gathered by Blancaneaux Lodge will supplement the Jaguar, Puma and Ocelot density research data gathered by Dr. Marcella Kelly of Virginia Tech who in turn contributes to the WCS Jaguar Conservation Program for the Americas.