• As pressures on the environment increase and policymakers focus more on development than conservation, BFREE is inspired to work even harder in 2018. Click Support BFREE at the top of the page to make a tax-deductible donation today.

  • 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?

EDUCATION

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

RESEARCH

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

ECO-TOURISM

BFREE eco-tours introduce visitors to the rich diversity of culture and nature in Belize, while exposing them to the science of an active rainforest field station

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