Field monitoring/health Checks (Central American River Turtle & Scarlet Macaw)
The Belize Wildlife and Referral Clinic (BWRC) offers bi-annual health checks for captive breeding programs in Belize (green iguana, central american river turtle). Each individual is examined to determine the health status of the individual. A health check report is developed and submitted to the housing institution and to the Belize Forest Department. Scarlet Macaw chicks which are monitored by Friends For Conservation And Development (FCD) in the Chiquibul National Park are examined throughout the monitoring season (April-September). Any individuals from either project that has any emergency condition is brought in to the BWRC for treatment, monitoring or further examination if the need arises.