Primary School Book Drive

Posted by on Nov 2, 2016 in Blog, Education | No Comments
Today, I’m writing to you as a reader and a lover of books.  Some of my fondest early memories involve Saturday morning visits to our neighborhood library in North Carolina. My dad and I would browse our favorite sections and leave with stacks of books.  When we reached home, he would recline in his chair […]

Agami Heron Study at BFREE

Posted by on Sep 28, 2016 in Bird Conservation, Blog | 3 Comments
During 2016, BFREE began gathering data on Agami Herons and their nesting site on the edge of BFREE’s property, the Agami Lagoon. Students, staff and other visitors have helped with the project by recording their observations and specifically by counting pairs and nests. Because Agamis are only at the lagoon during their nesting season – […]

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Finalist in Wildlife Vaasa Film Festival

Posted by on Jul 26, 2016 in Bird Conservation, Blog, Education | No Comments
BFREE’s documentary film, “Wings of Hope,” was selected as a finalist in Finland’s Wildlife Vaasa – International Nature Film Festival. Created by Emmy-award winning filmmakers, Richard and Carol Foster of Wildlife Film Productions, and produced by Carol Foster and Jacob Marlin of BFREE, the film is about the re-discovery of wild Harpy Eagles in Belize.  “Wings […]

Latest Hicatee turtle hatchlings for the HCRC

  On May 6 and 7, four Hicatee turtles hatched under the watchful eyes of wildlife filmmakers, Richard and Carol Foster, who documented the exciting events. They captured this amazing footage. The Fosters’ were contracted by the Turtle Survival Alliance and BFREE to produce a short documentary film in order to to improve local awareness and appreciation […]

2016 Field Courses

Posted by on Jun 22, 2016 in Blog, Education | No Comments
BFREE  hosted 210 students and instructors through our field courses this season. Groups came from the United States and from within Belize to engage in hands-on learning.  While at BFREE, students were introduced to on-going conservation projects at the field station like the Hicatee Conservation and Research Center and the cacao and coffee agroforest. Some students took the opportunity […]

Workshop designs strategy to safeguard long-term survival of the Hicatee turtle in Belize

Posted by on Mar 2, 2016 in Blog, Research | No Comments
On February 25-26, 2016, Belize Foundation for Research and Environmental Education (BFREE) in collaboration with Turtle Survival Alliance, the Belize Fisheries Department, and the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens hosted the 2nd Hicatee Conservation Forum and Workshop at the BFREE Field Station in southern Belize.  Unique to Belize, Guatemala and Mexico, the Central American River Turtle, […]

2nd Hicatee Conservation Forum and Workshop

Posted by on Feb 23, 2016 in Blog, Research | No Comments
“Progress toward long-term conservation of Dermatemys mawii, Hicatee turtle”  On February 25 and 26, BFREE in collaboration with Turtle Survival Alliance, the Belize Fisheries Department, and Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens will host the 2nd Hicatee Conservation Forum and Workshop at the BFREE Field Station.  The forum will bring together members of the scientific community, government […]

“Wings of Hope” at Gainesville’s Cinema Verde Film Festival

Posted by on Feb 5, 2016 in Bird Conservation, Blog | No Comments
The film “Wings of Hope” is included in the 7th annual Cinema Verde International Environmental Film Festival in Gainesville, Florida. Film time is 6:45 on Friday, February 12. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at cinemaverde.org. Cinema Verde’s goal for the festival is to increase public awareness about environmental practices that enhance public health […]

Dr. Stewart Skeate Awarded Grant to Develop Research at BFREE

Posted by on Dec 15, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Stewart Skeate of Lees-McRae College was recently awarded the Whalen Master Teacher Grant to develop a research project at BFREE. Dr. Skeate has been bringing groups on field courses to Belize for the past eight years and in 2015 became a member of BFREE’s education committee. The committee […]