Wildlife Institute
THE WILDLIFE INSTITUTE
The Wildlife Institute (WI) is a U.S. based study abroad company that provides courses, internships and tourism products with international conservation partners. Our aim is to support wildlife conservation through education and travel. The Wildlife Institute was founded in the US in 2011 along-side the Belize Wildlife & Referral Clinic (BWRC) by Justin Ford MSc. (Ecological Manager) and Dr. Isabelle Paquet-Durand (Wildlife Veterinarian). Its purpose is to offer educational tourism services that support BWRC and other partner wildlife & conservation projects in Belize and the region. 

BWRC medical crew at Raspaculo reservoir.

BWRC medical crew at Raspaculo reservoir.

The Wildlife Institute provides support to its wildlife conservation partners in Belize and the region through educational services, tourism development, scholarships and a grants program. In 2015, we launched a small grants program which provides financial resources on high priority wildlife and conservation projects of need in Belize. We also offer scholarships to Belizeans and veterinarians from developing countries to participate in its veterinary and natural resource training programs. Beyond its grants and scholarships programs, the Wildlife Institute assists other wildlife conservation entities in Belize and the region to develop sustainable income streams through education and tourism.

The Wildlife Institute provides funding to the Belize Wildlife & Referral Clinic to and Friends for Conservation and Development to support Scarlet Macaw Protection.

The Wildlife Institute provides funding to the Belize Wildlife & Referral Clinic to and Friends for Conservation and Development to support Scarlet Macaw Protection.

As we continue to develop educational and tourism products, we expand our reach and aims. Help us make a difference. Join us for a course, internship or an insider’s tour that contributes to conservation. And contact Program Manager Justin Ford jford@wildlife-institute.com for more information about joining us in Belize.