• We are celebrating 25 incredible years since the launch of the BFREE Field Station. We wouldn't be here today without your generous support. Friends of BFREE, we thank you!

  • Drone technology was used to provide aerial footage of BFREE for a recent episode of the Swedish reality show "Linda and the Defenders of Wildlife." Photo by Joel Engde.

  • The Hicatee Conservation and Research Center (HCRC) is the only captive breeding facility for the critically endangered Central American River Turtle, Dermatemys mawii.

  • BFREE’s cacao demonstration farm provides habitat for resident wildlife and a wealth of educational opportunities.


WHO ARE WE?

BFREE’s mission is “to conserve the biodiversity and cultural heritage of Belize.” As the only field station in this biologically important area, we seek to achieve our mission by successfully integrating scientific research, environmental education, and conservation initiatives in the Maya Mountains of Belize, while also enhancing sustainable development, providing alternative livelihoods, and ultimately improving the quality of life for Belizeans and visitors from abroad.

Vermont Commons School Documentary

Click here to watch the new short natural history documentary featuring the critically endangered hicatee turtle.

WHAT DO WE DO?

2019 ECO-TOURS

BFREE offers opportunities for people of all ages to experience the rich culture and natural world of Belize. Check out the current list of opportunities offered for 2019.

RESEARCH

Research at BFREE explores the biodiversity of the Bladen Nature Reserve and other neighbouring protected areas

EDUCATION

Scientific investigations and home stays during BFREE field courses engage students in experiential learning and cultural immersion

The Rainforest is
Our Classroom!

Enjoy the documentary film highlighting BFREE field courses created by Richard and Carol Foster

WHERE ARE WE LOCATED?

BFREE JUNGLE BLOG

PHOTOS