• bird-for-web

    Avian technicians give demonstrations on best methods for mist netting and bird handling.

  • tower-for-web

    A panorama view from BFREE's observation tower. The tower allows visitors to experience the rainforest within and above the canopy. Well over half of all plant and animal life in the jungle reside far above the forest floor.

  • Plant walk with Aurora Saqui

    During a BFREE field course, students stop in Maya Center to learn from medicinal healer, Aurora Saqui.

  • canoeing2 on lagoon

    View of the Bladen River and Wright’s Peak (often mistaken for Richardson’s Peak), an extinct volcano boasting one of the highest points in Belize.

  • cacao-for-web

    BFREE’s cacao and coffee demonstration farm provides habitat for resident wildlife and is an excellent location for learning agroforestry techniques

  • OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

    Regular expeditions into the Maya Mountain Massif fuel much of the research taking place at the field station.

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.

Biodiviersity Book

Biodiversity of the Maya Mountains: A Focus on the Bladen Nature Reserve by Daniel C. Dourson


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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