Our mission is to ensure Belize's wild cats remain wild with plenty of habitat to live in and expand onto. This is accomplished through field research, active community involvement and a commitment to outreach education.
Our amazing core team consists of the founders Ed & Debi Willoughby, Bettie Auch from Cedar Cove Conservatory & Education Center, and local Belizean forest rangers. Together we maintain the research trail cameras and liaison with local NGOs to keep this project moving in a positive direction.
Jungle Encounters was formed in January 2001 to raise awareness about and funds for wildlife conservation through educational lectures. Over the years the focus became more on small wild cats. In 2016 we reformed our efforts from educational lectures to small wild cat field research in the country of Belize.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.