Runaway Creek Nature Preserve

Runaway Creek Nature Preserve home In 1998, the FWC purchased 6,009 acres (2,432 hectares) of land in central Belize to protect them from development and now manages this land as the Runaway Creek Nature Preserve (RCNP). The RCNP is an important part of the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor and provides large expanses of undisturbed habitat for many animals. To date, researchers have documented 305 bird species, 17 mammal species, 38 reptile species, 15 amphibian species, 20 species of butterflies, plus other insects. Many important and rare plants are also found on the preserve. The BWB-ASF staff conducts research on migratory and resident birds on the RCNP and also conducts weekly ecological assessments, in which different areas of the preserve are explored and the animals, plants and artifacts of the Maya and “Maroon” (slave) culture are described and documented.

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Our vital work needs the help of many friends. Join our conservation efforts by making a donation. You can make a donation online at the above Web site or send a check (payable to the Foundation for Wildlife Conservation, Inc.) to:

Foundation for Wildlife Conservation, Inc.                                                       
1421 N. Water Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202

For more information, contact

Vicki Piaskowski
Foundation for Wildlife Conservation &
Zoological Society of Milwaukee
(414) 276.0339 /