Wildlife conservation includes a broad range of conservation strategies from habitat protection, reducing threats, and raising public awareness, to rehabilitating orphaned, injured or confiscated wildlife and returning them to the wild populations. Wildtracks hosts and manages two wildlife rehabilitation facilities in partnership with the Forest Department of the Government of Belize:
Wildtracks focuses primarily on three species in Belize:
- West Indian manatee
- Yucatan black howler monkey
- Geoffroy’s spider monkey
Wildlife rehabilitation can be especially important for threatened species – where populations are sometimes very low and can benefit from the return of every healthy individual, where populations can be re-established within their former ranges, or where rehabilitation is connected with public-awareness activities and threat reduction.